THAT’S WHAT GRANDPARENTS ARE FOR
by Uslander Arlene & Levin Freddie (Illustrator)
Category: Fiction / General
32 pages; ISBN: 0-939217-60-0
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Norman Goldman
Reviewed by: Lily Azerad-Goldman, reviewer for Bookpleasures.com
“That’s What GRANDPARENTS are for” is a great participatory book between grandparents and grandchildren,
whether they share all the fun activities together such as going to the zoo, gardening, fishing, kite flying or being allowed an extra portion of cotton candy.
In simple, yet profound verses, Arlene Uslander has nurtured a book of love and companionship. It is sometimes difficult to create a bond between a grandparent and a grandchild, particularly if they don’t see each other very often. Reading this delightful book to our grandchildren will help encourage such a warm relationship.
Freddie Levin’s illustrations are charming and very expressive. Her colors are bright and engaging.
The multiplicity of characters makes it universal for all the grandparents of the world.
One shortcoming of the book, however, was that I felt that closeness and intimacy were somewhat lost. This seemed to be the result of not zeroing in on one particular family. This may have been the author’s intention, nevertheless I found this somewhat distracting.
“That’s what GRAND PARENTS ARE FOR” will still prove to be a good bedtime read, particularly when grandparents are called upon to baby-sit their grand children.
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