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Sweet, Sweet Memory (edition 2007)

by Jacqueline Woodson (Author), Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)

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Member:ktgordon
Title:Sweet, Sweet Memory
Authors:Jacqueline Woodson (Author)
Other authors:Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
Info:Jump At The Sun (2007), 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Prek-1st, Realism Fiction, Picture Book

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Sweet, Sweet Memory was such an insightful and powerful story to read. This book is about a young girl who loses her grandfather, and is learning how to cope with that loss. Jacqueline Woodson did a wonderful job of quickly capturing the grief that comes with losing a family member that is close to you. Woodson used metaphors and imagery throughout the course of the story to show how impactful a family member can be on your life. One thing I found interesting is that on each page of the book, the first letter of each paragraph is in bold and written in a bigger font. I wondered to myself if that has any significant meaning to the story, or if it just matches the story? This was such an enjoyable and powerful read for me, and I cant wait to read some more of Jacqueline Woodson's books! ( )
  bbabb | Sep 23, 2017 |
The little girl in this story is getting ready for her grandpa funeral. As she is getting ready she goes through the memories they had. All of her family comes over to pray and share story's of him. Once every one leave she goes though the words her grandpa told her about the land. Watching his plants grow on the land and remembering his words makes the little girl smile. She remembers her grandpas sweet, sweet memory. ( )
  ktgordon | Sep 13, 2017 |
Losing a grandparent is hard. I can relate to her losing her grandpa at a young age. The family gathers to put Grandpa to rest eternally, and Sarah is very sad. The family members help her mood develop from sad and crying to happy and smiling while remembering how great Grandpa was. Everything and everyone goes on and on. ( )
  kmparnell | Sep 13, 2017 |
"Sweet, Sweet Memory" is about a little girl named Sarah whose grandfather has just passed away. This story shows the process of Sarah grieving over her loss and how she ends up finding the closure and comfort she needs. Her family ends up comforting her with all of the happy memories they have of him and she ends up telling them her positive stories too. Even though he has passed, his legacy still lives on through the positive impact he had on people. This book is great for children to read because it introduces them to the subject of losing a loved one. This story is a good reminder for children that loss in inevitable, but what's important is to remember the happiness that the person put out into the world. ( )
  goreyes | Sep 15, 2016 |
This story is about a young girl, Sarah, whose grandfather has passed away. As the family grieves together, they share their sweet memories of the grandfather. Although Sarah misses her grandfather, she cherishes the time she has had with him and the memories that she will keep with her forever. He may be gone, but the memories will live forever. I loved this story, it is something anyone who has lost a loved one can connect to. The illustrations are absolutely stunning. Floyd Cooper has done a beautiful job making these realistic pictures that brought the story to life. The death of the loved one is not easy, but this story shows the reader to cherish the memories and the mark that person left in your life. As always, Jacqueline Woodson has done a wonderful job! ( )
  hjaber | Mar 29, 2016 |
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A child and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better.

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