grandma wants to eat my baby sister!

Summary:

Maddie loves spending time with Grandma. It's her favorite thing. Except now her baby sister is getting all the attention ... and Grandma keeps talking about how delicious she is. When Grandma suggests an Alyssa Sunday for dessert, Maddie gets worried. She puts a plan into action to save her baby sister.

Educational Themes:

With younger kids, this is a fun story. With elementary students, it would be a great book to introduce on how words and idioms work - and how they can be misunderstood. The story would also be a good choice for lessons on sensory writing.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 10
Age of child:
Read with an 8-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a fun story to read, and you'll likely share it a few times. It might be a nice gift for a grandparent-to-be.
Little Kid Reaction

It was the book title and Maddie's picture that got our daughter interested in this book. She laughed at the story, but said she didn't like the pictures of Grandma or the girls turned into food.

Parent Reaction

In many ways, this story is a classic. Every child has misinterpreted expressions like "I want to eat you up." The author did a great job using the food analogies / descriptions in context at the same time she was building a story about sibling jealousy and love.

Pros:

Humor about how words work subtly gets across a message of sibling love.

Cons:

None.


Title Grandma Wants To Eat My Baby Sister!
Author Jackie Jafarian Broad
Publisher Three Puppies Press © 2008
Illustrators Shielaugh Victoria Divelbiss
ISBN 9780982065402
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Family, Picture Book, Humor
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