- Age Range: 1 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Hardcover: 24 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 10, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316734225
- ISBN-13: 978-0316734226
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
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- #2335 in Books > Children's Books > Geography & Cultures > Multicultural Stories > African-American
- #2838 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men
- #3167 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Multigenerational
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My Pop Pop and Me Hardcover – May 10, 2006
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1–This tasty love story is told by an African-American boy who shares his love for his grandfather and lemon cake. It captures a sweet memory of a child baking with his elderly relative and the wonder and love that go into the recipe. The rhyming text seems forced at times and is somewhat uneven, e.g., Sniff sniff the lemon whiff/Peel peel I love the lemon feel/Pish pish the lemon till it's squished. However, the mood is cheery, the temperature is toasty, and the illustrations keep the story moving along until the cake is done. Johnson's art swirls from page to page, using humor and changing perspective to add spark and sparkle to the story. This book would be a good choice for teaching young children about onomatopoeia and for discussing extended families and gender roles.–Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME
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PreS-K. An African American grandfather, Pop Pop, and his grandson transform baking a lemon cake into a magical mystery tour of sound and rhythm: "Sniff sniff the lemon whiff / Peel peel I love the lemon feel." Warm, soft, stylized watercolors add a surreal element to the lively story, especially as fish-eye perspectives sweep the pages and boy and grandfather sometimes shrink down to measuring-cup size. The inevitable messes and cleanup of any kitchen project are faithfully recorded: "Blat blat goes the batter I splat / Swipe swipe the counter I wipe." The inventive wordplay is quirky ("sizzle sizzle the butter frizzles"), but it somehow makes sense that sprinkled salt would twinkle or that whisks would twisk. The closing recipe for lemon cake is unfortunately missing the delicious-looking frosting and the layering instructions that would be required to replicate the cake pictured here. Nonetheless, this is an affectionate, energetic paean to a cross-generational dynamic duo. Karin Snelson
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Top customer reviews
Pop Pop and his grandson spend the day together in the kitchen cooking. Yes, two guys are cooking! How wonderful. They explore the kitchen and make a luscious lemon cake. The author even shares the recipe with the readers.
The illustrations are cute, big and bold with soft, inviting colors. Children will be drawn to the kitchen scenes and the relationship between grandpa and grandson. I'm always looking for books with racial diversity and My Pop Pop and Me fits my criteria with the African-American characters.
Armchair Interviews says: Grandparents, this is a perfect book to purchase for that special grandchild. You can bake the cake together and then snuggle on the sofa reading My Pop Pop and Me.
As the story progress the kitchen gets messy, and it shows child washing his hands cooking and cleaning... The pictures jump off the page. They show the little boy doing boyish things in the story...Beautiful book very warm and I love the ending.