Book review: 40 Uses for a Grandpa by Harriet Ziefert

UnknownWe were sent this book while we were doing Harry Reads to Joe, but didn’t have a chance to read it then (because people were so lovely, we reached the target before we thought we would), but we’ve read it a few times since and really love it.

There’s no story, it’s literally just a list of things that Grandpas are good for, but the illustrations (by Amanda Haley) are so lovely and really bring the book to life.

Joe loves repeating the ‘uses’ after me – e.g. ‘play date’ ‘nurse’ ‘pet minder’ – and it’s good because there are plenty of words he hasn’t heard/used before (‘mediator’ ‘oarsman’ ‘opponent’) and so we get to talk about the meanings as well as discussing whether his ‘Grandpa’ would be up for any of these activities.

Thanks so much to Mat from PGUK for sending it to us.


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