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Title:
Grandparent poems
Author:
Micklos, John.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Poems in celebration of grandparents.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 78928.
ISBN:
9781563979002
Format :
Book

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Grandparents may tell stories, knit, garden, bake, or even yodel, and in doing so they act as teachers and role models for their grandchildren. Grandmothers and grandfathers bridge the generations, linking the past with the future; and they form a close, loving bond with their grandchildren that endures beyond life itself. In this companion book to Mommy Poems and Daddy Poems, poet and anthologist John Micklos has collected twenty-two poems that depict the fun, generosity, and companionshipthat grandparents provide. Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Jeff Moss, Jane Medina, Nikki Grimes, and Mr. Micklos himself honor the love and strength that grandparents bring to their families.


Author Notes

John Micklos Jr. is the editor in chief of Reading Today, the membership newspaper of the International Reading Association, and past president of the Association of Educational Publishers. His previous books include Daddy Poems and Mommy Poems. He lives in Newark, Delaware.

Layne Johnson has illustrated a number of books for young readers, including Ben, King of the River by David Gifaldi, Brian's Bird by Patricia A. Davis, and Where Horse's Run Free by Joy Cowley. He lives in Houston, Texas.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Grandparent Poems, edited by John Micklos Jr., illus. by Layne Johnson, celebrates intergenerational love. In the third such compilation (Daddy Poems; Mommy Poems), the poems portray treasured moments with grandma or grandpa and recall fond memories or the feelings of loss for grandparents no longer present. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-A companion to Mommy Poems (2001) and Daddy Poems (2000), this appealing book is similar in scope to Carol and Daniel Hittleman's A Grand Celebration: Grandparents in Poetry (2002, all Boyds Mills). It features 22 selections by contemporary writers such as Nikki Grimes, Francisco X. Alarc-n, and Rebecca Kai Dotlich. Many of the poems have been previously published. Relating cherished memories and describing shared activities, they evoke the special bond between the generations. Lee Bennett Hopkins's poignant "Still" is one of several that pays tribute to grandparents no longer living. In the open layout, colorful full-page illustrations alternate with smaller paintings. The realistic artwork shows families from many different backgrounds and complements the warmth and love expressed in the verses.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.