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The Tub Grandfather (Tub People)

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Long gone but not forgotten, the Tub Grandfather was missing until the Tub Child found him laying in the dust beneath the radiator. But try as they might, the Tub Family could not wake him--until the Tub Grandmother came up with the perfect solution. This enchanting sequel to The Tub People has it all.--School Library Journal. Full color.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 19th 1996 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1993)
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Janet Luch
Jul 26, 2016 Janet Luch rated it liked it
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This is a book in the tub people series. The tub grandfather was lost under the radiator for so long that spider webs grew around him and dust settled on him. When the tub child found the grandfather he was unresponsive but in the end began to dance with the tub grandmother as the radiator whistled. That night there were eight tub people lined up along the windowsill, although the tub grandfather still likes to sleep laying down.
This story helps a child answer the question "What happens to toys
This book and the first one (The Tub People) were loaned by a friend, wondering what I thought of them. This one takes the toys to a different level, more action possibilities because they’re now out of the tub, and in a bedroom. Grandfather is found under the radiator during a ball game. He takes some time waking up, finally joining the group because of some music. Through imagination, it reminds me of the stories I used to see my children playing with the old Fisher-Price little people. They, ...more
While playing ball, a Tub Child discovers his grandfather asleep beneath a radiator with one eye rubbed off and the other tightly shut. The Tub People discover love and warm memories are required to wake the Tub Grandfather from his Rip Van Winkle-like slumber.
Mrs Bond
Mar 12, 2009 Mrs Bond rated it liked it
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Follow-up to The Tub People. Little community of 7 wooden people (toys) find an older wooden man who won't open his eye or talk to them. They try everything they can think of; Grandma finds the solution.
Sharonta Johnson
This is a great book for morning circle. This ia great way to start the day with a question by only reading half the book and have the students predict how they wake tub grandfather.
A little off-putting, as it seems the Tub Grandmother is senile, and that they all thought the Tub Grandfather was dead. But again, the illustrator carries the success of the book.
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Pam Conrad (1947-1996) was an author for children. Her book Our House: Stories of Levittown was a Newbery Medal finalist.

Ms. Conrad was born in New York City and graduated from the New School for Social Research.
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