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GRAND by Marla Stewart Konrad

GRAND

by Marla Stewart Konrad

Age Range: 4 - 6

Pub Date: April 13th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-88776-997-9
Publisher: Tundra

This celebration of the grandparent-grandchild relationship from the World Vision Easy Readers series shows kids playing, working and laughing with their older relatives. The photos from countries including the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, Armenia and Tanzania are engaging and contemporary and often show the children’s environment, homes and animals, but the names of the countries they live in are hidden away on the verso of the title page, and there is no map. Even most adults sharing this book with children will feel the lack of this information as they try to help kids identify similarities and differences in the everyday experiences of the children pictured or between readers and the children in the book. The very simple text is often trite, providing another reason to skip this well-intentioned but flawed volume. (Picture book. 4-6)