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Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (Picture Puffin Books) Paperback – April 3, 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a lovely picture book representing a strong bond between a grandparents and their grandson. If you enjoy this book, you'll also like Tomie DePaola's "Now One Foot, Now the Other".
I learned of this book by reading an analysis of it in the book "Inside Picture Books" by Ellen H. Spitz, which is a very detailed analysis of the content of picture books focusing on themes of bedtime, separation, grandparents, death, children's behaviors/manners, and a child's self-concept and self-esteem.
My 3 and 6 year old sons love the book as do I! We originally borrowed it from the library but this is one we'll have to buy so I can keep up with their repeated requests for it!
The older version has pictures in pink, tan, and black. The new version has more colors in the illustrations. Both versions are illustrated by Tomie DePaola.
We ended up trying a number of books related to loss of a pet, but most solved the "problem" with the replacement of the dead pet with a new one! Not something we wanted to present, nor did we want them to think grief is resolved through replacement. I had hoped this book would help with that idea, but still didn't generalize well enough to our situation. By itself, it's a lovely story, which is just how my children perceived it.
A great story to share with your children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the book my mom read to me when my Grandpa and Grammy died. I was four, and I just bought it for my niece because our Nana recently died. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lynne
This is a wonderful book when teaching your children about loss. The part about the Nana upstairs being tied up is not scary at all.Published 4 months ago by Brehan
Very cute book! I bundled this with 26 Fairmount Place for great lessons. I didn't have any problems with delivery.Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth M.
This is a story about the very real nature of a Long Beautiful Life. Explaining loss/grief to Little'unsPublished 6 months ago by MaineMommy
Wonderful book. Read to my kids and grandkids and they loved it and still know it (and read it to their kids.)Published 10 months ago by S. Brunsvold
Great book to share with your children after they have lost a grandparent or great grandparent.Published 10 months ago by Rebecca St. Michel
Slightly over 35 years ago I lost my Mother suddenly, my daughter was not quite 4 1/2. The day after we buried my Mother, my daughter's Book Club book arrived. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Deebi27