HOORAY FOR GRANDPARENTS’ DAY! by Nancy Carlson

HOORAY FOR GRANDPARENTS’ DAY!

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Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

What can a boy do when Grandparents’ Day at school rolls around and he has no grandparents to invite? Arnie is very upset, won’t help the other children decorate the room, and goes off grumpily to return his library books. Carlson (Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, 1999), in the voice of a caring children’s librarian, suggests using his neighbors as stand-ins. Unfortunately, Arnie’s next-door neighbors are off to climb Mt. Fuji and won’t be back for two weeks. He tells this sad story to everyone he knows, including the bakers, Mme. Jeanne, the dressmaker, and the sensitive librarian. Much to his surprise, they all show up at school, making Arnie the child with the most visitors and the happiest face. “I never knew a kid could have so many people care about him,” he declares. Bold, cheerful colors, a menagerie of human-like animals, and a warm message make this a good read-aloud that celebrates the diversity of families. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-670-88876-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2000




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