Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BECAUSE YOUR GRANDPARENTS LOVE YOU by Andrew Clements. Illustrated by R.W. Alley.  New York: Clarion Books, 2015. 32p. ISBN 9780544148543 hc. $16.99   Gr. K-3   E PIC

Written from the perspective of two young children, this story tells about summer adventures at the grandparents house through a series of situations.  The first example is, "When you run into the pasture and step right into a big cowpie, your grandmother could say....But she doesn't. She get the hose and sprays off your shoes."  The illustrator joins in the fun with colorful, expression-filled pictures that show the potential for trouble, but always end on a positive note. The grandparents take every mishap in stride and turn each one into a teachable moment.  This book could be used in parenting classes, as well as a charming read-aloud for young readers who enjoy spending time with their grandparents.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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