From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—Miss May's grandmother is visiting from China, and her pupils share their pictures and stories about their grandparents. In rhymed, four-line verses, the children tell what they call their Grandpa or Grandma and describe something they enjoy doing together. "My Babu runs the library./He can check out any book/and when he gets the new ones/he lets me have first look." Both titles open with the same introduction of the teacher introducing a grandparent to a multiethnic group of students. In each book, various children say a few words about their abuelo, nonno, ojii-san, bubbe
, or nana. The texts are accompanied by colorful gouache and collage illustrations that are well suited to sharing with groups. An author's note gives more information on the origins of the names. These books can be used for intergenerational storytimes and for adding a bit of multiculturalism to family-studies units.—Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, NS, Canada
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Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
, cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council.Review, Kirkus Reviews:
"A nice choice for school and home, these selections incorporate warmth, gentle humor, a variety of languages and a range of family groupings while they show some of the many things that a grandparent and grandchildren can do together."