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Could Be Worse! by James Stevenson
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This is one of James Stevenson's cleverest and most outrageous books, even though it follows a familiar formula: Once again, grandchildren Mary Ann and Louie visit their unflappable "Grandpa" with a problem, and he tells them a tall tale to put things into perspective--albeit a very wacky perspective! The kids complain of a splinter, a lost kite, and a flat tire, and Grandpa responds each time with the seemingly boring "Could be worse..." The two grandchildren think that this nonresponsive reply is due to the boring life Grandpa leads.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 4, 2016 |
a grandfather always tells his granchildren it could be worse when they tell him something that happened. when he switches it to a story for them the children answer back it could be worse
  DellaShaw | Nov 2, 2013 |
I adore Stevenson's Gramps. This entire series is just delightful! ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
It couldn't be much better either. This is a favorite from my youth. What's not to love about a grandpa who tells tall tales?
  ohjanet | Oct 29, 2005 |
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"Unexcitable Gramps surprises everyone with a whopping tale of derring-do that proves there's life in the old boy yet. Stevenson's watercolors couldn't be better."--School Library Journal.

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Everything is always the same at Grandpa's house, even the things he says--until one unusual morning.

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