I purchased this book for my 2 aunts when my Grandmother passed away. It is a wonderful book about how people really feel. I found it quite therapeutic after my Grandma died. The grandma in the book reminded me of my grandmother - same sweater, liked to have her nails painted and the same hair style. I read it to my children. It is a wonderful and touching book.
Truly a wonderful book. Try reading it to your child without choking up. I have. So far I've failed every time. Eve Bunting uses simple, unsentimental language that delivers a powerful emotional wallop. A quiet and unsparing look at how one family faces -- and conquers, if only for the moment -- the fears and anxieties of aging, separation and loneliness.
Can you imagine when you were sad? Tim in the book Sunshine Home faces a challenge on his journey of being brave. His gram was sad and his mom was sad too because they did not want to leave. He is a nice grandson that wanted to go see his gram. He was scared to go see his gram. The narrator tells us" Because maybe Gram will never be well enough to ride in a red convertible. But maybe she will." which is clue on his journey to understand that his gram is getting older. Sunshine Home is a book about a boy named Tim who is going to see his gram but he is afraid. By Cheyenne
Have you ever been to a nursing home? This book is about Timmie and his gram. Timmie goes to visit his Gram in the nursing hme with his parents. He spends time with her learning what she does every day. This is a good book with fantastic details, like when the author said Gram was wearing a white sweater with pearls and blue earrings. The problem is that Timmie doesn't want to leave Gram because he feels bad for her because she was hurt. I would recommend this book for kids ages 8 - 11. If you ever go to a nursing home, you should read this book so you won't get scared about knowing what's inside. The theme for Sunshine Home is family is everything. Do you think that Gram will go home with them? by Savannah R