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The Truth About Grandparents

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In this perfect gift for grandparents and grandchildren alike, a loving child reveals the truth behind assumptions that old people just aren't any fun.

Grandparents are slow. Grandparents are scared of new things. And grandparents definitely don't dance -- right? A simple, playful storyline that children will love anticipating makes this a perfect read-aloud for modern
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Lindsay - Traveling Sister
3 stars.

A cute children’s story with fun illustrations about grandparents.

This book focuses on many aspects of what elderly grandparents don’t/can’t do (dance, kiss, yoga, be loud, go on adventures, etc). The idea is that they are “too old” for these things, but they are amazing people that we love.

My parents are still quite young and able (they love to dance and sing and be loud!) so it confused my children as they don’t view their grandparents the way the book describe
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Josiphine/Tessa
Adorable.
Bethany M. Edwards
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
From the first page with portraits of the narrators "old" grandparents, this book is a bundle of laughs. If you are looking for the perfect read aloud to have children collapsing in giggles at the thought of their grandparents ice skating, skateboarding, and flying through the air on roller coasters, this is the one.
From flipping pancakes to smooches, the illustrations are simple and fun. Not only is this book a celebration of the relationship between grandchild and grandparents, it celebrates
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Diane
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
At the heart of this story for young children are (pardon my bluntness) 2 extremely funny looking, old grandparents. The grandmother is obese and the grandfather very slim. The story uses statements and adjectives like: GRANDPARENTS are: slow, clumsy, not bendy, scared of new things. don't dance, not into romance, not adventurous etc. Each picture then shows the grandparents doing the opposite of what was initially stated about them and, then the story ending on a positive note stating: grandpar ...more
Alyssa Gudenburr
A super funny book that challenges all the stereotypes of seniors. The lady on the drums was my favorite illustration. This would make a great storytime book for a grandparents or family theme.

I got a little emotional at the end of the story because my grandfather is having a harder time getting around. Make sure to hug your grandparents if you still have them often.
Kristina Jean Lareau
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebook
Whimsical and sketchy illustrations tell the truth about grandparents.
Billie
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was really cute and kids will enjoy the contrast between what the text is saying and what is happening in the illustrations.
Dylan Teut
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great to read aloud if your school does Grandparent's Day.
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