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Author: Harriet Ziefert

Illustrator: Jennifer Placas

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Publisher: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers,

Material: paperback

Summary: Our young narrator tells us about all of the things that Grandma's offer us. And, boy, she must know everything. This is a lift-the-flap book.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, learning to read, read aloud book, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 6; read yourself: 4 to 8

Interest Level: 2 to 5

Age of Child: Started reading with 3 years old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: It's a toss-up on what our preschooler likes most: lifting the flaps or finishing the sentences.

Adult Reader Reaction: We originally got this book just before Grandma came to babysit overnight. Now, it's a must-read when she's here, and sometimes when our preschooler just wants a "Grandma fix."

Pros: The book is quite short, with simple ideas that every young child will love. It's a nice way to celebrate an anticipated visit or remember some recent one.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! Especially if Grandma lives far away and visits are only periodic.

If You Liked This Book, Try: MY GRANDMA IS WONDERFUL   FAMILY - LA FAMILLE   THE MITTEN; A Ukranian Folktale

Educational Themes: What you learn from this book isn't what the pages say, but what they show, and the feeling you are left with when you're finished reading.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family, grandparents

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2005

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