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Grandpa Green (2011)

by Lane Smith

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This book a good beginner read because it doesn't have a lot of words and the pictures help tell the story very well. This book is from a young boys perspective about his great grand father and his life. The boy talks about his great grandpas childhood and how he got chicken pox in elementary school, when he got his first crush and kiss and also when he got married and what jobs he had. My favorite part though is when he talks about why he looks up to his great grandpa. This is an overall good book because to talks about life experiences that some will have to go through at some point in their life. Grandpa Green is a good realistic fiction book because people go through things like that. ( )
  SabraR | Sep 4, 2017 |
I loved how this story elegantly conveyed the rich experiences in an elderly person's life leading up to their sometimes fragile age all with a sense of love and strong memories. ( )
  AngelaKastrava | May 4, 2017 |
The story about grandpa green's life and how it was lived through by his great grandson through his imagination and memories passed down to create a really sweet story.
  savannahgatesstacy | Nov 29, 2016 |
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Grandpa Green represents love and great memories. This book brought tears to my eyes. This book is about a farm boy who experienced a lot of things in life. He created things to past down to his second and third generations. His grandson had the pleasure of gaining all of his grandpa knowledge. This man was a great artist. This man had a great eye for trees.

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I like the book, it brings a certain type of peace everyone wants in life. This book tells people to live life to the fullest and pass down memories to your children. Tradition is more precious that gold. Kids will like this due the art and the bright colors it displays. The book is telling kids to have fun in life and enjoy what you have learned about it.

Classroom Extension Ideas:

1.As educators this book gives us the opportunity to teach life lesson to our kids. Like listen and absorb what is being taught to you.

2.The kids in class get a chance to know what the name of an animals by its shape.

3.Parents and Educators working together can pass on great knowledge to the kids for years to come.
I give this book four stars ( )
  cedric_edwards | Sep 10, 2016 |
Grandpa Green is about a little boy telling the story of his great grandfather's life. But, instead of pictures of his actual grandpa there are bush head trimmings of the images. His grandpa loved to garden and make images out of the bushes, that is how he remembers the important stuff in life. This book is ab out doing what you love and remembering the important stuff. ( )
  knbenson6584 | Aug 25, 2016 |
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He was born a really long time ago,
before computers or cell phones or television.
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Grandpa Green's life story is told by his grandson with the very visual aid of a sculptured topiary garden that they both worked on.  The garden is full his life, artistry, memories.  Wonderful illustrations take the reader into the garden itself!
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A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

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