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Hooray for Grandparent's Day
Carlson, Nancy L.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2000.
Physical Description:
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Arnie doesn't have grandparents to come to school on Grandparent's Day, but it turns out he has a lot of people who can substitute.
Reading Level:
320 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 44038.
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Grandparents' Day is coming up, and everyone at school is excited--everyone except Arnie. He doesn't have any grandparents. But Arnie has many other grownups in his life. Like Ms. Childs, who helps him find good books to read, and Coach Ed, who's always ready for a game of catch, and Bill and Dottie, who share a snack with him each day after school. Too bad none of them can be his grandparents. Or can they?Ideal for family sharing, Nancy Carlson's warm, uplifting story explores the very special relationships that can result when children and older adults enter into each other's lives--and hearts.

Author Notes

Children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. Ever since kindergarten she knew that was what she wanted to do. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she majored in printmaking.

Nancy has written and illustrated over 40 titles. Some of her titles include the Louann Pig series, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, How to Lose All Your Friends, and It's Not My Fault. They address some of the challenges faced by kids and how to positively deal with them.

In recognition of her works, Nancy has earned several awards including the Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council and the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award.

Nancy currently resides in Minnesota.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-7. Arnie feels bad about Grandparents' Day; he doesn't have anyone to bring to school. The librarian suggests asking "an adult he knows well." On the way home to invite his neighbors, the Trimmers, Arnie runs across lots of other adults: the janitor, the coach, and Bill and Dottie, who own the bakery. Arnie is downhearted to learn the Trimmers are out of town and reports the sad news to the janitor, and the others the next day. Children will figure out long before Arnie that there are lots of adults he could invite to Grandparents' Day. In fact, Arnie never does figure it out--Bill and Dottie show up with doughnuts for the party, and the rest of the friendly grown-ups come for support. It's hard to believe that students wouldn't be told right from the start that those without grandparents could invite someone else. That aside, the story does a good job of addressing the feeling of being left out and shows kids that they have more support in their lives than they might imagine. Carlson's goofy-looking animals-as-people are quite appealing and lighten the story's mood. --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Arnie is sad because he has no one to bring to Grandparents' Day at school. When he tells his older friends, Ms. Childs the librarian, Jerry the custodian, Coach Ed, Madame Jeanne from the Paris Dress Shop, and Bill and Dottie at the bakery, they all show up at school on the big day and surprise him. Bright, cheery, cartoonlike illustrations of the animal characters carry out the upbeat tone of the story. This is a great way of showing the caring and sharing within a community, and the importance of "honorary" grandparents in a child's life.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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