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The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas!


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Sally Lloyd-Jones is the author of several books for children, including the New York Times bestselling How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister, illustrated by Sue Heap, and The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas!, illustrated by Michael Emberley. She lives in New York City, where she writes full-time. Michael Emberley has been writing and illustrating children's books for almost twenty-five years. He illustrated Happy Birth Day! by Robie H. Harris as well as You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman. Michael lives in San Diego, California.


PreS-Gr 3-In this story about how children should treat their elders, grandparents and grandchildren representing all kinds of animal species play together, enjoy snacks, take trips, tell stories, snuggle, and share secrets. Lloyd-Jones's text is both charming and tongue-in-cheek as she explains the rules for a variety of youngster/oldster interactions: "It's important to let your grandpa have some of your ice cream, and let him build you big sand castles like when he was a boy"; or, "You need to teach your grandma football, let her score touchdowns, and then shout, 'Good job, Grandma!'" Emberley's enchanting illustrations mirror each character's personality: a monkey grandfather, wearing a hoop earring and pushed-up spectacles, sits on a lounge chair and reads to a lap full of squirming grandbabies; a large bear is hugged by a circle of smiling cubs; and a pig grandmother sits on a couch with two piglets and a bucket of popcorn. The joys, frivolities, and frustrations that are part of the intergenerational dynamic as well as the special bond that exists nowhere else are all delightfully conveyed with deadpan humor in both text and art.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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