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Because . . .

3.14  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
I love my grandma.really, I do. But she always embarrasses me.

See what I mean?

Whenever anyone asks her why she does such crazy things, she just says:


I think Grandma has a secret.

But what could it be?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 22nd 2007 by Ginee Seo Books
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Feb 11, 2016 Erin rated it liked it
Shelves: read-aloud
This fun picture book has illustrations that will captivate young audiences. This is about a grandmother that does some very odd things that embarrass her grandson. This grandma dances everywhere she goes and by the end we know for sure that she is indeed a dancer. Throughout the book everyone questions why she does what she does and her explanation is simply, "because!" I think that this is a great book for young readers that will enjoy some repetition. While I do not think that this book is fl ...more
Title: Because
Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov (Vladimir Radunsky illustrator)
Genre: Children’s

Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Read and Review Challenge 2010, Young Readers Reading Challenge 2010, 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge, 100 + Reading Challenge, Pages Read 2010, A to Z challenge, 1001 Childrens Book Before I Grow Up

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 32
Published: 2007

Back Cover: I love my grandma. Really, I do. But she always embarrasses me.

See wh
Meg McGregor
Apr 08, 2014 Meg McGregor rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
A beautiful story that helps to show little ones that we all have a dancer inside ourselves - no matter what our age may be!
Dec 09, 2014 Alice rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars
Every celebrity thinks they need to write a children's book.

The "Because" answer repeated over again is just as annoying just like when you tell kid to do something they ask "why?" and when you tell them why, they follow that with another" "why". This book made me want to pull my hair out. "Why do you this ? " "Because." "Why do you do that?" Because (I almost want to say because in dopey teenage boy voice "bee 'cuz" At the end of the book it finally tells you the "why" but before you get there
May 29, 2016 Nadia rated it it was ok
Cute premise, but meh art. If my kid could do similar, I expect more from adult illustrators.
Aug 01, 2007 Malbadeen marked it as books-ill-never-read
Ay, Carumba!!! I'm just getting over the shock of seeing that Baryshnikov is trying to be a photographer. Now he does this too - ? I want to believe that some people are so in touch with the aesthetic aspects of life that they can jump right in, but come on it's just usually not true and TWO venues outside of you own - ya right. He's like 60 or something he had an awesome career and he's still super hot - shouldn't that be enough?!
Nov 21, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a strange and silly book about a Grandmother who is more spry, agile and flexible than most. It's a silly tale, but speaks to close extended family as well as embarrassment caused by said family members. It's cute and funny to read aloud.
Mar 04, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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May 30, 2007 Angie rated it it was amazing
Because...I am a dancer!!! Dancers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. If you are a dancer, you are always a dancer! This book captures that truth perfectly. I LOVE this book!
Nov 07, 2007 Suzanne rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
This boy is always embarrassed by his grandma. She's always doing crazy things but she is so much fun everyone loves her.
Joyce Santiago
May 07, 2012 Joyce Santiago rated it really liked it
Such a fun story! Especially entertaining since my mother is something like Mrs. Duncan. Just dance, kids!
Apr 20, 2013 Brindi rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, the-butler
a possibility for when the dancers come back to The Butler...
Jan 04, 2010 Molly rated it really liked it
Planning on this one for my Grandparents Day Storytime.
Aug 13, 2009 Rebecca rated it did not like it
Mr. Baryshnikov should stick to dancing.
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Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov is a Soviet-born Russian American dancer, choreographer, and actor, often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky and Rudolf Nureyev as one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century. After a promising start in the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad, he defected to Canada in 1974 for more opportunities in western dance. After freelancing with many companies, he joined the Ne ...more
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