What Can Your Grandma Do? by Anne SawanWhat Can Your Grandma Do? by Anne Sawan

What Can Your Grandma Do?

byAnne SawanIllustratorSernur Isik

Picture Books | May 26, 2017

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Talk to kids about their own grandparents' special talents, and use the book as an opportunity to talk about how we all have our own special abilities." - Mom Read It Next week there's a talent show for grandparents at school. Some grandmas are excellent cooks, one grandpa is a painter, others are very good dancers. But Jeremy's grandma doesn't have any special talent. Or does she? A cheerful story about grandparents, talents and basketball. For grandmas, grandpas and their proud grandchildren ages 4 and up. - Guided Reading Level K"
Anne Sawan is a children's author and child psychologist. To Anne, family is very important. She's happily married with her best friend, and mother of five active and sometimes aggravating children. Besides them, she also loves to eat, run, write and read. Sernur Isik is an illustrator specializing in children's books and all thing...
Title:What Can Your Grandma Do?Format:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.25 × 9.75 × 0.33 inShipping dimensions:10.25 × 9.75 × 0.33 inPublished:May 26, 2017Publisher:ClavisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:160537332X

ISBN - 13:9781605373324


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grandma's got talent! What a fun book for your collection! Jeremy's school is hosting a talent show for grandparents in honour of Grandparent's Week and the participants will be the grandparents themselves. What a novel idea! Every student expresses the gifts and talents of their grandparents but when it comes to Jeremey's Grandma... well let's just say her choices are limited... or so Jeremy thinks. Some of his classmates spout off that their Grandma is an excellent cook, another one's Grandpa is an excellent painter, and another one can fix broken arms. Oh my! Poor Jeremy, what can his Grandma do to contribute? Jeremy asks his Grandma if she can juggle? No... that doesn't go well. Can she do magic tricks? She fails again. Poor Grandma she feels very badly. Finally the two take a break and go off to play basketball... and that's where Grandma's special talent shines! She shows her expertise with her skill when it's her turn at the talent show. Her performance brings raving cheers from all of his classmates! Hurray for Grandma! Jeremy is so proud of her! This inspiring story will have you, the reader, cheering too. Everyone is unique and has something you really do well. You are never too old to discover your talent or to show it off to the world! A perfect book for a Grandma (or Grandpa) to share with her beloved grandchild.
Date published: 2017-02-18

Editorial Reviews

Features comical cartoon drawings on alternating white and pale-colored backgrounds of a white boy and his gray-haired and rotund yet agile grandmother impressing a multiethnic class of Asian, black, and Latino children with grandparents who represent today's educated, active, lively baby-boomer generation. Right on!" - Kirkus Reviews "Grandparents are doing fun, exciting things in this story, which fits nicely with a more active generation of Baby Boomer grandparents, who will get a kick out of this story. Cartoony artwork and fun fonts, plus little details that enrich each spread, make this a good storytime choice and a great classroom choice when grandparents are in attendance. Talk to kids about their own grandparents' special talents, and use the book as an opportunity to talk about how we all have our own special abilities." - Mom Read It "Grandmas and grandkids alike will love the close relationship between Jeremy and his grandma in Anne Sawan's funny and heartfelt story. Her dialogue always rings true, and the open give and take between Jeremy and his grandma is sweet and leads to greater understanding between the two. Sawan's portrayal of today's grandparents as active professionals, talented, and hip is realistic and welcome. As Jeremy thinks about the mishaps his grandma has had, readers may giggle but alsosee that relationships aren't based on perfection but on shared experiences. Sernur Isik's crisp, detailed illustrations are as vibrant as the grandparents depicted in this uplifting story. What Can Your Grandma Do? Is a fun book for kids to share with grandparents. It would make a great gift and an enjoyable way to jump start a talk about hobbies and family history." - CELEBRATE PICTURE BOOKS "A fun look at grandparents and how they all are unique." - Ryan Franklin, Illinois State Library "Absolutely wonderful children's book! The illustrations are AWESOME! Very beautiful.Not only is it culturally sensitive and promotes multiculturalism, it also makes the reader aware of prejudices they may hold. Great book. Great message. Highly recommended." - Thomas Benedict, Goodreads "A fun picture book for children who have relationships with their grandmothers (not all do). Sweet and whimsical illustration that are inclusive of many ethnicities. A book to remind children that grandmothers are special." - Biblio Filer "