Friday, October 25, 2019

Book Review: Grandpa's Top Threes by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus


Henry loves talking with Grandpa, but Grandpa has stopped listening. Mom says to just give him time. But Henry wants to talk to Grandpa now. So Henry tries his favorite game: Top Threes. And something amazing happens: Grandpa starts talking again. Out of a tale of favorite sandwiches and zoo animals, outings and trains, emerges a moving story about love, loss, and the wonder of grannies and grandpas.

A beautiful, gentle story that can help parents and children talk about loss, feelings and memories. The loss of Henry's grandmother is relayed through Henry and his grandfather's shared sadness and reminiscences, making it also a great text for teaching inferences. The beautifully illustrated pages hold a great deal of emotion, from deep sadness to joy and laughter.

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