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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

by Sharon Creech

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With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door.
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech is a hilarious book that will make you want Granny Torrelli to be a part of your family. Not only does she know how to make some delicious meals, but her funny antics will crack you up. Granny Torrelli also serves up a side dish of wisdom to try to help Rosie see why jealousy is not the answer. It is a super book for people of all ages and I think kids in fourth through eighth grade will especially relate to Rosie. The book touches on blindness, friendship, and how we see what is inside of ourselves. I could easily relate to the characters because each one has such a strong personality. I really like Rosie and think she has many qualities that make me want to be friends with her. Granny Torrelli makes you realize that jealousy gets you nowhere. The style is unique and I loved the short chapters! If you have not read this story, I highly recommend it. It just may make you want to cook soup, or any meal, with a family member and you will try to appreciate what you have.
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  Robinsonstef | Jul 10, 2019 |
I could use this book as an interactive read aloud for a 5th grade class because for 5th grade you can read to students without pictures and can still keep their attention by involving them in the book by asking questions and telling facts. I could use this book to teach and show how point of view can effect how stories are told and also I could use this book for students to compare and contrast characters.
  mmccrady01 | Mar 2, 2017 |
This would be great to use as an independent read in 5th grade. I would use this to help teach standard 6, to describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described. An example would be when Rosie is going to school, but her mother tells her her friend has to go to a different school. Rosie does not believe this because she does everything with her friend, so she tell her friend they're going to school together, but her mother says no. This could also help teach comparing and contrasting the two friends because one has a disability and one does not, so they have many similarities and differences. ( )
  kbellot | Feb 9, 2017 |
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