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What Grandmas Do Best / What Grandpas Do Best

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  222 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Grandmas can do lots of things, like paint with you, take you on a picnic, and teach you how to dance. But what do they do best? The answer is made perfectly clear in this Irresistible celebration of grandparents and the everyday things they do.
Grandpas can do lots of things, like play hide-and-seek, help you build a sand castle, and sing you a lullaby. But what do they d
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Alexis Munk
Dec 01, 2016 Alexis Munk rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was very good. I liked the use of the different animals. I would use this book with children younger than second grade or students who are on a kindergarten or first grade level. I like how it changes into a different book and the pages for the other book are the other way. The first time I read this book it was very confusing.
Jenna Spinazzola
Oct 21, 2008 Jenna Spinazzola rated it it was amazing
genre: picture book

audience: k & 1st grade

topic: grandmothers/grandfathers

theme: grandmothers are best at everything!

curricular uses: read aloud, independent reading

reading level: early readers

illustrations: support the text as the story goes through from one thing to another telling what her grandmother/grandfather does the best

thoughts: I really like this book. One side tells about grandmothers and then you flip the book over and it tells about grandfathers. It goes from hide-and-seek, to
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Amanda
Aug 07, 2008 Amanda rated it it was ok
Shelves: kid-s-books
I had high hopes that this would be a fun book my parents could read with my son during their visit. My mom read the Grandmas part, but my dad didn't get to the Grandpa's part. I read the whole thing to him and I was really disappointed that both stories are exactly the same, just substituting Grandpa for Grandma and using a different cast of animal pairs. I know Grandmas and Grandpas CAN do all the things in the book, but to be honest, do they usually? Mine didn't and my parents don't seem to. ...more
Jillian Warren
I like this book because it is two books in one. It discusses the fun things that you can do with grandparents. Some of the activities are the same but the illustrations demonstrate that the same actions can be done differently and that is ok. This would be a good book to read to a child that may be living with or being raised by grandparents. It gives us a non-traditional view of family structure and how all families are not of a specific make-up.
Connie
Sep 14, 2008 Connie rated it really liked it
The text for both books is the same, but the illustrations vary. So "Grandpas make hats" is shown with grandpa making newspaper hats, but when Grandma does that she knits. Grandma is shown fingerpainting, grandpa is painting with watercolors. But the important thing is that both sets of grands can give you "lots of love".

Sweet story.
Caitlyn
Oct 10, 2008 Caitlyn rated it it was amazing
This book is a picture book that shows a positive relationship between a grandmother and her grandchild. What Grandmas Do Best depicts and illustrates all of the things that a grandma does for her grandchildren. This book could be used for an independent reading for a child that is an emergent reader. The pictures in this book confirm the meaning of the book.
Sydney
Feb 25, 2012 Sydney rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, animals, family
Very cute and appropriate for primary grades. Shows many things your grandparents can do with you. Could discuss with the students who else they can do these things with if they do not have grandparents.
Alejandra Mendoza
This two sided book is about what grandmas and grandpas do best. I enjoyed the different animals that were shown in the illustration. The text are simple enough for beginner readers to follow along and learn how to read.
Ms Threlkeld
May 14, 2015 Ms Threlkeld rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
When I picked this up from the library I didn't realize it included the same story from two sides/perspectives. I would've loved this as a kid. Fun book for grandparents to read with their grandchildren.
Kim
Nov 04, 2008 Kim rated it really liked it
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Laura Joffe Numeroff is an American author of children's books. Numeroff originally wanted to be a writer, but decided to follow her older sister's footsteps and become a fashion designer instead. Laura attended Pratt Institute of Design but then decided to become a writer again and wrote her first book with only 4 rejections. - Wikipedia.
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