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What Grandmas Can't Do

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  11 reviews

There are lots of things regular people can do, but grandmas can't. Grandmas can't bake your favorite cookies by themselves. And sometimes they can't laugh without tears coming out of their eyes. Grandmas can't let you go to bed without reading you a story -- or six.

But of all the many things grandmas can't do, there's one thing that they can't do best of all; they can't

Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published March 22nd 2005)
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Apr 14, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fun story about Grandmothers. The book introduces a bit of sarcasm, which can be a complicated thing to do in a children's book. But the humor was subtle and there is a warmth in this story that makes it a great book for cuddle and story time. I love how it depicts a close extended family relationship. And while the Grandma in this story doesn't exactly match our girls' Grandmas, the story reinforces how important their Grandmothers are in our lives.
Rosa Cline
This was a cute book between a child and his grandmama. It's written from the child's point of view of all the things his grandmama can't do (without him) like she can't make a bed -without help. She can't push a shopping cart fast enough -cause he doesn't like to shop. She can't watch a movie without someone else (him) and if she gets scared she needs a hug. The story goes through the day of what GrandMama's can't do but the one thing they can do like no one else is "love you"....
This book is told from a Grandchild's perspective and tells about all the things that Grandmas can't do on their own. It is really cute that the grandma in the story needs the help to do everything, when in reality, she can do everything by herself, but the Grandchild does not think that.

This would be a very cute bedtime story for a grandparent to read to their grandchild, or even parents to their child, when discussing grandparents.

The pictures in this book are cute and it is shows the grandma
Michelle Ella
My boy's Grandma loved reading this with them. It was a very cute book and everyone loved it. It also had great illustrations.
Michele Cousens
Portrays the uniqueness of each of us.
Sep 04, 2012 June rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Grandparent day suggestions
One in a series, about what Grandmas can't do because a little grandson is helping. I'm not sure the children get the humor, but the dinosaurs are popular and they like the kiss at the end.

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