Grandma Is A Slowpoke


A little girl talks about how she likes her walks with Grandma. Except Grandma wants to stop, look, and listen to everything: birds, ants, bunnies, geese. When the little girl spots a creature Grandma didn't see, she wants to stop, look and listen. So who's the slowpoke?

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Beautiful, soothing illustrations bring out the natural scenery of the plot and the love in the story. An excellent choice to share before a walk in the woods, at the lake, by the river, or on the shore.

Content Awareness Factors:

None. There was a point early on in the book that I was expecting Grandma's health to be a contributor. It is not, and that is something you may want to prepare for with young readers.

Parent Reaction

This is a sweet story, and I can easily see it being a favorite to share with Grandma. Its lessons in patience and observation are presented in a way that kids can understand. The perspective of the "slowpoke" changes, making it reflective, too.

Type of Book:
This picture book shares the joy and shows readers how to slow down to look at the world around them.
Educational Themes:

Drawing on this story of a little girl and her grandmother, ask your children what kinds of things they like to do with grandma, or if they have a favorite memory. The story is also a wonderful how-to for taking a nature walk. There are descriptions / facts for each of the animals in the back. Use these as a "guide" in looking for these animals in your area.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book that would make a lovely gift for grandmothers. It would also be nice for children to have, possibly with grandma reading to them.

Title Grandma is a Slowpoke
Author Janet Halfmann
Publisher Star Bright Books © 2016
Illustrators Michele Coxon
ISBN 9781595727114
Material Hard Cover
Cost $6.99
Genres Family
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