When Grandpa comes to his house to stay, Benny enjoys his company and helps him cope with Grandma's death.
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K-Gr 2 A story of the aged and bereavement with characters and relationships that come to life and that have appeal for younger children. When Grandpa comes to stay, he plays cards with grandson Benny and sings him a Yiddish tune, ``Ei yi boychik loves his borscht.'' The mutual affection is obvious. But when Grandpa misses his dead wife and breaks into tears, Benny says, ``I don't like grandpas that cry!'' and runs into his room. There is a reconciliation, after which they visit Grandma's grave where they plant tulips. The presentation is honest and forthright, without sentimentality, and with light, humorous touches and an upbeat ending. Small pictures, done in mostly pastel shades of yellow, orange, pink, brown and green, have a comforting charm and convey well a happy family environment. Variously designed and colored borders add visual appeal. A useful book, but more important, an enjoyable one. Ronald Van de Voorde, Graduate Library School, University of Arizona, Tucson
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0688061281