Grandpa's Face

Grandpa's Face


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A heartwarming story of a granddaughter's love for her grandfather—a perfect gift for both Father's and Grandparents Day!

Tamika loves everything about her grandpa, especially his expressive face. But one day, when Tamika watches Grandpa rehearsing for a play, she sees a different face, one she has never seen before.

“Muted realistic paintings complement this story of Tamika, a young girl who grows emotionally through love . . . The carefully chosen combination of visual details and large abstract areas support the notion that love is not always clearly definable.”—School Library Journal

“Poet Greenfield tells this warm family story with tenderness and grace, and Cooper makes an outstanding debut. The realistic, full-color double spreads are rich in earth tones and vibrant colors . . . A treasure to set beside [Ann Herbert] Scott’s Sam.”—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698113817
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/1996
Series: Sandcastle Series
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 139,358
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Eloise Greenfield has published many children's books, including picture books, novels, poetry, and biographies. Mrs. Greenfield has won many awards for her writing, including the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, given by the National Council of Teachers of English. In 1999 she became a member of the National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. Mrs. Greenfield was born in North Carolina and grew up in Washington, D.C., where she continues to live. She has a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

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Grandpa's Face 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a little girl named Tamika. She loves her grandfather very much. She loves his face and many other things about him. But sometimes the face she is used to seeing is not there.`It's like a mean face. Later on tamika relizes he's just pretending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a child I read this book, I'd forgotten the name but rembered the content. It shows you how even childern have to learn to think outside of the circle. Every child should own this book. I'm an adult now and I can honestly say this was the best that I'd read as child.
mdrumgold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What does a frown mean? What about a smile? Tamika loves to spend time with her grandpa. He teaches her the different expressions and what they mean. Good book to teach students about different facial expressions and emotions.