Cover image for Could be worse!
Title:
Could be worse!
Author:
Stevenson, James.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New Rochelle, NY : Spoken Arts, [1992]

â„—1992
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (9 min., 56 sec.) : analog, stereophonic + 1 book ([30] pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm)
Summary:
Everything is always the same at Grandpa's house, even the things he says--until one unusual morning.
General Note:
Spoken Arts: SAC6685.

For use with the accompanying book.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 410 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 83531.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.1 1 Quiz: 02538 Guided reading level: J.
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ISBN:
9780804566858

9780688070359
Format :
Sound Cassette

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Reading Rainbow selection. New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.


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"Unexcitable Gramps surprises everyone with a whopping tale of derring-do that proves there's life in the old boy yet. Stevenson's watercolors couldn't be better."--School Library Journal.


Author Notes

James Stevenson was born in Manhattan, New York on July 11, 1929. He graduated from Yale University. He was a reporter from Life magazine before being hired by The New Yorker in 1956. He drew 1,988 cartoons, 79 covers, and wrote and illustrated articles including Talk of the Town pieces for the magazine. He also drew editorial cartoons for The New York Times and in 2004 began an occasional series for the Op-Ed page entitled Lost and Found New York, which looked back on people and places of the past.

He wrote and/or illustrated more than 100 children's books including Don't You Know There's a War On, The Worst Person in the World, Higher on the Door, The Mud Flat Olympics, Yard Sale, The Mud Flat Mystery, What's Under My Bed, That Terrible Halloween Night, and Worse Than Willy. In 1987, he won the Caldecott Honor for When I Was Nine. He also wrote novels and an illustrated biography of Frank Modell, a fellow New Yorker cartoonist. He died of pneumonia on February 17, 2017 at the age of 87.

(Bowker Author Biography)


James Stevenson was born in Manhattan, New York on July 11, 1929. He graduated from Yale University. He was a reporter from Life magazine before being hired by The New Yorker in 1956. He drew 1,988 cartoons, 79 covers, and wrote and illustrated articles including Talk of the Town pieces for the magazine. He also drew editorial cartoons for The New York Times and in 2004 began an occasional series for the Op-Ed page entitled Lost and Found New York, which looked back on people and places of the past.

He wrote and/or illustrated more than 100 children's books including Don't You Know There's a War On, The Worst Person in the World, Higher on the Door, The Mud Flat Olympics, Yard Sale, The Mud Flat Mystery, What's Under My Bed, That Terrible Halloween Night, and Worse Than Willy. In 1987, he won the Caldecott Honor for When I Was Nine. He also wrote novels and an illustrated biography of Frank Modell, a fellow New Yorker cartoonist. He died of pneumonia on February 17, 2017 at the age of 87.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Grandpa's wildly exaggerated stories of his school days make his grandchildren feel better about their own. Ages 5-8. (April) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Publisher's Weekly Review

Grandpa's wildly exaggerated stories of his school days make his grandchildren feel better about their own. Ages 5-8. (April) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved