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Grandparents are the greatest because--
Greenspun, Adele Aron.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm
Photographs illustrate and text describes some of the interactions and activities of grandchildren with their grandparents.
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J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Grandparents are the greatest because... they let you stay up past midnight and eat ice cream for breakfast. Grandmas say "Yes," not "Maybe." Grandpas say "Sure!" not "We'll see...." Full of humor and love, the hand-tinted photos in this beautiful gift book accompany lively text highlighting what's best about grandparents. With its sophisticated design and warm, universal contents, this is the ultimate book for grandparents to give and receive.

Author Notes

Joan Schwartz is the author of many acclaimed cookbooks, including Bobby Flay's Boy Meets Grill and The Greenmarket Cookbook. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago. She has worked as an editor for the University of Chicago Press, Columbia University Press, Macmillan Publishing Company and the Free Press.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

There's a special bond between grandchildren and grandparents, and Grandparents Are the Greatest Because... by Adele Aron Greenspun and Joanie Schwarz celebrates what's best about this relationship-just in time for Grandparents' Day (September 7). "They let you stay up past midnight and eat ice cream for breakfast" are just two of the many highlights, which also include "giv[ing] you the giggles" and "let[ting] you make a bunch of noise." Hand-tinted photos and quotes from kids and grandparents add warmth and humor to the scrapbook-like presentation. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS Up-A collection of photographs of grandparents and grandchildren lovingly interacting. Each page features a hand-tinted photo in a unique, coordinating frame that incorporates a quote in extremely small print from either the adult or the child. The sentence "Grandparents are the greatest because-" is repeated throughout. The text is both humorous and tender. The author's feelings about being a grandparent-joy, wonder, and love-are all reflected in this simple, touching tribute.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.