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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Bailey, who is usually so nice, Bailey, my neighbor, my friend, my buddy, my pal for my whole life, knowing me better than anybody, that Bailey, that Bailey I am so mad at right now, that Bailey, I hate him today.
Twelve-year-old Rosie and her best friend, Bailey, don't always get along, that's true. But Granny Torrelli seems to know just how to make things right again w...more
But Sharon Creech is worth pointing out.
Her books are diverse in style and kick ass in story but mostly I love that she respects kids enough to speak in ways that are less than orthodox for kids books.
I LOVE that she writes in away that teachers would be mortified to see their kids write.
I LOVE that while teachers are beating their kids over the head with the lame-ass "First, Then, Next, Finally" format and "Topic Sentence, ...more
Did you like Granny Torrelli Makes Soup? I liked it a lot. I especially liked the way that Rosie describes her feelings. Sometimes she is a tiger girl and sometimes an ice queen or sly fox. Some of my feelings are fierce like a bear, or sneaky like a snake or hard like stone. I also liked the way that Granny Torrelli imagines her family having a big pasta party in the sky. I think that is a nice way of thinking about your family members after they are gone. ...more
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
The book I read for my book review was Granny Torrelli Makes Soup. The story is funny, heartwarming, and deserves a five star rating. I strongly recommend this book to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders because the story is about two life long friends, Rosie and Bailey, who are learning to deal with issues in their friendship. The story also involves Granny Torrelli, who helps her granddaughter Rosie, and Bailey ‘’Boy’’ learn how to resolve their issues when she ...more
was named rose. her best friend was blind at the age of four
his name was baily.Baily an rosi was raised next door to each other.
They were like brother an sister.
And they were the same age, 12 yers old but baily was one mounth born after rosi. But when it came to school were Rosie had a fit over her best friend, it was
time for granny torrelli to solve the problem.If you were blind
would you like to go to the same school as your bff ...more
The book was broken up into two different parts, and each part there was a different kind of recipe being made. The first part concentrated on making "zuppa" or soup. The main character Rosie was mad at her best friend Bailey. While helping her grandmother make the ...more
I love good stories...laugh, cry, having my heart fill up...a really God story does all of these...Granny Torelli makes Soup conjures up all these things...Family, Friends, and the love and joy we feel when we create something wonderful, as all my memories of cooking with people I love bring these things, seemingly small and unimportant, coming swirling back into my mind and heart. This is what good stories can do--touch us in unknown, surprising ways...
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup is the gently humorous, intimate portrait of a twelv ...more
Creech develops two rounded characters, with whom we get to know on a deep level as a reader, Bailey and Rosie. They have been best friends since they were born. Throughout the story, Rosie takes you on the journey through her friendship with Bailey while r ...more
We could focus on this being short with lots of white space and italics instead of quotation marks. Or how it's full of internal girl wondering, and jealousy, and bit of anguish.
But instead let's focus on how much I liked this story about a girl who's not sure what to do with her best boy friend who lives next door or about the new girl across the street. And how nice it is that she has a grandma who comes over to li ...more
Rosie's friend is Bailey. He is blind and he is wonderfully funny, sensitive and kind. Together Bailey and Rosie smoothy navigated the childhood years as they leaned on each other.
Now, however, as the beginning of teen hood aproaches, the rules suddenly are different. Previously confident of her feelings of friendship, when a new girl moves in the neighborhood, Rosie becomes unsure and jealous.
"Bailey, who is usually so nice, Bailey, my neighbor, my friend, my buddy, my pal for my whole life, knowing me better than anybody, that Bailey, that Bailey I am so mad at right now, that Bailey, I hate him today.
Twelve-year-old Rosie and her best friend, Bailey, don't always get along, that's true. But Granny Torrelli seems to know just how to make things right again with her warm...more
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup is a strange but heartwarming story. It’s about a girl named Rosie and her friend Bailey. Bailey suffers from blindness. Ever since they were babies, Rosie and Bailey did everything together and everything the same. When Rosie heard of Bailey’s blindness she didn’t want that to come between them. Then Rosie decides to “learn to be blind”. Bailey takes it that Rosie is making fun of him and begins to fight with her.
I disliked t ...more
This is a great read aloud story! I only do a hint of the Italian, not the parody, so I only add a bit of an -a to Granny's voice. Mostly it's in the rhythm of Creech's dialogue.
My kids are into it. They understand the emotional nature of the story. Rosie is so honest with how she feels!
I'm not yet done, but I am looking forward to the last fifteen pages. It hass been a fun, short ...more
For a fictional view of what it was like growing up in my family, see Absolutely Normal Chaos. (In that book, the brothers even have the same names as my own brothers.) Our house was not only full of ...more
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