Who Shrank My Grandmother's House?: Poems of Discovery
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Who Shrank My Grandmother's House?: Poems of Discovery

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Houses shrink, garden hoses form rainbows, apples hide stars--each of the poems in this magical collection examines an ordinary observation that may yield a most unexpected discovery, glowing with the simple yet extraordinary perceptions of childhood. Contains 23 radiantly illustrated poems.
Published March 1st 1992 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Rachel Stolzman
Apr 23, 2014 Rachel Stolzman added it
Shelves: poetry
Who Shrank My Grandmother's House? by Barbara Juster Ebensen, was a collection of poems. I enjoyed the book, but I would've enjoyed the poems a little more if there was more rhyming. I know that there doesn't have to be rhyming for it to be a poem, but when I think about poems I typically think about rhymes. I did like who the poems were about ordinary things like pencils and doors, because the author made the topic deeper than just the object. For example: "there is a long story living in the s...more
Samantha Sheeran
Who shrank My Grandmother's House? by Barbara Esbensen is a collection of short poems. The poems are mostly about random things such as: pencils, doors, and sand dollars. However, some of the poems are about deeper topics such as: friends and a Grandfather.

Although the poems in this book were good, I really did not enjoy it that much. Maybe it's because I'm a kid at heart, but the reason that I didn't enjoy it was because none of the poems rhymed. I also don't believe that children would like t...more
Topic: Poetry
Theme: discoveries, growing up
My thoughts: This book a poetry makes you think. It is not written in rhyming verse , but does tell a story that is enjoyable to the reader.

Activity: Use this book as an example to students that not all poems have to rhyme to tell a story.
This is an interesting poetry book that is about discovering new ways of looking at the world around you.

I read "Pencils." I really liked this poem because it described how much life and imagination is contained in one simple pencil. My favorite line is "there is a long story living in the shortest pencil" (how true that is!)
Jun 07, 2008 Dana rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: poems
I like these poems a lot. My favorite poem is called doors, I also like the pencils and time. I really also like the pictures and the authors creativity with that.
Read: Sand Dollar by Barbara Esbensen

Thinking a sand dollar is real money and looking for change
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