Grandma describes for her young listeners what life was like when she was a little girl.
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PreSchool-Grade 2-- Grandma tells her grandchildren that when she was a little girl she liked the same things they enjoy now. Connecting generations in this way is a fine thing to do, and children often enjoy hearing about the "old days." The story, however, is told in awkward rhyme that is sometimes forced ("strange/same") and has an uneven cadence. The illustrations are rich in details of the time period--"woody" station wagons, chrome-and-formica countertops, pedestal sinks--and evoke nostalgia for those of us who can remember furniture-sized radios. In spite of some glitches in the text, this is still a nudge to make us wonder what memories we'll be sharing with our grandchildren. --Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, NY
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A modern grandma, wearing jeans, tells her grandchildren what it was like to be their age--she played many of the same games they do and also put on shows for which everything was homemade; she read some of the same stories, celebrated the same holidays, and wondered about the future. The understated rhyming text is nicely extended in new illustrator Arnold's pictures- -using a varied, bold black line and bright but subtle colors, she authentically evokes the 40's. Not an exercise in nostalgia, but a book that effectively bridges the generations by means of their common experiences. (Picture book. 3-8) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Viking Juvenile. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0670829986 Never Read-may have light shelf wear-publishers mark- i ship FAST with FREE tracking!!. Bookseller Inventory # SKU000018567
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0670829986