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My Grandson is a Genius Hardcover – August 7, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (August 7, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582348154
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582348155
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,213,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 2-4-Warm, funny, bright pictures illustrate this story of a grandfather telling readers how bright his grandchild is. He starts off, "My grandson is a genius!/It's plain for all to see,/I'm sure it won't be long/Before he gets a Ph.D." The rhymes are successful and the rhythm is pleasant. However, one wonders for whom the book was written, as it certainly won't appeal to youngsters. The text seems to be a message from one winking adult to another and the references to Picasso and Gershwin will be meaningless to children. This is unfortunate, as the lively illustrations introduce a wry, spunky-looking grandfather and an adorable toddler who's sitting on the potty, taking walks with grandpa, and making paintings. The jovial man points out that with every activity, his grandson exudes a promising future. Despite the fabulous illustrations, this offering falls short.
Leslie Barban, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Giles Andreae is the author of many wonderful books for children including Giraffes Can't Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love which won the Federation of Children's Book Group's Best Picture Book Award. He lives with his wife and children in England.

Illustrator: Sue Hellard is the illustrator of Princesses Are Not Quitters! She lives in London.

More About the Author

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, The Lion Who Wanted to Love and keep Love in Your Heart, Little One. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob Guenther on January 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
With humor it accurately describes the way our parents view and boast about our kids (their grandkids) even when they're not really the geniuses we'd like them to be. We bought it for grandpa as a gift to read to our boys whenever they're at grandpa's house. It's become a tradition!
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