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 Grandma's tiny house
 Author: Brown-Wood, JaNay

 Illustrator: Burris, Priscilla

 Publisher:  Charlesbridge
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 25 cm

 BTSB No: 483583 ISBN: 9781580897129
 Ages: 2-5 Grades: K

 Subjects:
 Stories in rhyme
 Family life -- Fiction
 Holidays -- Fiction
 Food -- Fiction
 Grandmothers -- Fiction
 Counting

Price: $20.01

Summary:
In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma's house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 503038

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (00/09/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2017 PreS—Grandmother has prepared two turkeys and invited a cast of diverse friends over for a feast. After the last one arrives, "That's when the walls bulge. There is no space! How will we all eat in this too-tiny place?" Rhymed couplets with a delightful lilt explain a common problem. As the verses count various items on each page up to the number 15, the dilemma is elucidated. Burris uses Photoshop with a soft pencil outline to capture the grandmother with her hot pink blouse, pink headband, and pink ballet flats. At the appropriate moment, the granddaughter solves the problem with "I KNOW" in a close-up perspective on a spread. VERDICT This counting story will have repeated readings during the holidays and all year round.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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