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The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's
"A familiar story of differing viewpoints between mother and child is presented in charmingly simple cumulative verse and rebuses. A young boy is packing for a trip to visit his grandmother. He fills a shopping bag with his mitt, cars, space ship, wooden animals, his favorite stuffed rabbit, his pillow, a book a flashlight. But then along comes mom with ideas of her own!.. ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 23rd 1998 by Greenwillow Books
(first published May 1st 1995)
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This is a great read aloud book for kindergarten aged kids learning the difference between wants and needs. The boy packs what he thinks he needs for visiting his grandma’s house; and then, his mother comes along with a differing perspective. There are several great activities online that go along with this book such as a blank suitcase where students draw items they would take to someone’s house. This book provides not only a teachable moment, but it also gives the reader the opportunity to lea ...more
I thought this book had great illustrations and really would help a child with reading because it has large print and simple words for just starting out. Instead of writing some of the words it has a picture replacing it. It also repeats the sentence "that i'll pack in the bag that I'm taking to grandma's" after each item description which is a great tool to remember what the book is about. Overall I think it was very well written.
Apr 16, 2013 Kaylen Matherly rated it 5 of 5 stars
This book is great for a child who is beginning to read. The illustrations are great and in parts of the book, the words are replaced with pictures. This would seem to help the reader. The book is repetitive because it repeats "that I'll pack in the bag I'm taking to Grandma's" over and over again. Overall, this is a fun and cute book to read.
Mar 06, 2013 Christine rated it 4 of 5 stars
This book was one of the most requested by son as a child. Through the years it has been pretty popular in my classrooms. Packing a bag to take to grandma's can be challenging, there is only so much you fit in without it breaking. This book captures the dilema perfectly. A wonderful book!
Dec 05, 2011 Debbie Hoskins rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shirley Neitzel's rhyming rebus's are fun to read with children. The Jacket I Wear in the Snow is one of my favorite storytime read-alouds. The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's I used to read to my son before he would visit his Grandma's