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40 uses for a grandpa
Ziefert, Harriet.
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New York : Blue Apple ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], [2012]

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1 volume : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Grandpas are terrific, and these are just a few of the reasons why.
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J PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks
J PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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The re-issue of this strong-selling gift book (a companion to 41 Uses for a Grandma) will get a smile of recognition from both grandfathers and grandkids. From dance partner to handyman, the fun and functions of grandfathers are inventively explored. Some of the uses are straightforward, like the arms-circled-out-in-front "ball hoop." Other entries, such as grandpas' "uses" as entertainment center, butler, and mediator, supply kids with a fresh perspective. At the end, it all adds up to grandpa being a wonderful friend.

Author Notes

Harriet Ziefert is a children's author born in 1941 in New Jersey. She has written several hundred children's books, including the Little Hippo series. Ziefert and illustrator Emilie Bon have collaborated on a series of "Little Hippo" books, the first of which was published in 1988 by Viking Penguin. The books are written for children between 1 1/2 to 5 years-of-age. They are intended to help children deal with change, like the addition of a new baby to the family or moving to a new house.

Her titles include Little Hippo's New Baby, Little Hippo's New Friend, Little Hippo's New School and Grandpa, Will You Play With Me?

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A pair of picture books by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley, enumerates all the ways in which grandparents play a role in children's lives. "1. security blanket/ 2. partner/ 3. thermometer," begins 41 Uses for a Grandma, as Haley's finely brushed outlines and pastel watercolor wash in spot illustrations depict a grandmother comforting her grandchildren in the dark, acting as a buddy on an undersea swim, and placing a hand to an ailing child's forehead. Grandfathers bake and kick up their heels on the dance floor in 40 Uses for a Grandpa. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved