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The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting

The Wednesday Surprise

by Eve Bunting

Other authors: Donald Carrick (Illustrator)

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A story of a little girl teaching her grandmother to read.
  Karen_Curtis_Wood | Mar 15, 2015 |
A young girls grandmother comes to visit weekly and they have a special surprise for her daddy. ( )
  tashara | Mar 15, 2015 |
This sweet book tells the story of a little girl and her family, who are all preparing for her father's arrival back home and his birthday. Each member of the family is planning something special for daddy, but Anna and her grandma are planning a huge surprise. On Daddy's birthday, Anna and grandma reveal that Anna has been teaching her grandma to read. I adored this book. The plot was totally unexpected and sweet, and I cried when I read it.

Ages: 5 and up
Source: I believe Karen brought this book to class, but I am not 100% sure. It can be found at the Pierce County library as well.
  AlissaT | Mar 13, 2015 |
dad is a truck driver and mom works a lot so grandma comes to help take care of child. throught thier time togehter and the fun they have eventually the child teaches grandma to read. The Wednesday Surprise is to show parents that grandma can now read. ages 3 and up . very touching.....you will cry
  JackieOttman | Mar 9, 2015 |
Eve Bunting has done it again... This is a heart-warming story. Anna and her grandmother are planning a surprise for Anna's father. I was eager to find out what the surprise was, and was turning pages quickly. It turns out that grandma never learned to read as a child. Anna has been teaching her grandmother to read and on her father's birthday, grandma begins to read to the family. Everyone is shocked. She is so proud of her accomplishment and wants to read all the books in the world. The theme of this story is that you're never too old to new things. You can do whatever you set your mind on. ( )
  ccanizales | Mar 5, 2015 |
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Anna and Grandma are planning a surprise for Dad's birthday. Dad thinks he has received all his presents, but Grandma stands up and gives him the best one of all: she reads aloud the stories that Anna has taught her.

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On Wednesday nights when Grandma stays with Anna everyone thinks she is teaching Anna to read.

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