They're short, they're funny, they're topical, and they're cheap. This story connects to my life because i have a strong and loving relationship with my grandmother. The illustrations are fun and cartoonish and the elaborate nature of them such as the main character flying away while holding an umbrella due to the strong winds are fun for students and help to paint a picture for the students of what is occurring. Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid. My Children love all Mercer Mayer story books.
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Now I'm a big kid and I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children. Another favorite of my kids and now my grandkids.
Book was given to him from his grandma. I use to watch everything she did at work and then go home and teach my teddy bears the same way my grandmother taught her students.
Just Grandma and Me (Little Critter)
Little Critter is faced with a ggandma of different challenges during his visit to the shore but overcomes each of them. Cute although it gets old after you read it over and over. Later that night, Grandma took Little Critter to the bus, and Little Critter was very tired, so he fell fast asleep and told her he would watch for their stop.
May 13, Kristen Dutkiewicz rated it really liked it Shelves: Little Critter goes with Grandma grandms the beach.
Jul 15, John Sperry rated it liked it. Books by Mercer Mayer.
Want to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? I would come home from school and she would read it to me almost everyday. Aug 05, Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: Good book, one I'd recommend easily. Grrandma our hero wants to do all sorts of things - fly a kite, swim, build a sand castle - but most of these activities don't go quite right.
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Little Critter becomes sad and disappointed when the sand castle that he built was washed away by a big wave, but Grandma said to him, "That's what happened to sand castles, and we'll build a new one next time".
Thanks for telling us about the problem. He still has a fun time with Grandma. Paperback24 pages. This is great book to be read aloud and used to encourage dialogic reading with young children. Oct 10, Caitlyn rated it really liked it.
While reading the story the teacher could use the flip chart to show students how these words connect two ideas. Then I moved to New York City. And, of course, they like to find graandma mouse and the spider that appear on each page.
I also enjoyed looking at the illustrations and how humor was incorporated, as well as grandma constantly making things fun for her grandchild. These books are easy for children to make connections with at a young age and illustrations are fun. After reading "Just Grandma and Me", students could be assigned a writing activity where they make their own at the beach story.
Our hero the Little Critter wants to do all sorts of things - fly a kite, swim, build a sand castle - but most of these activities don't go quite right. Kids reading this will catch on to this concept and will start to guess what will happen next. My Children love all Mercer Mayer story books. These are really good books and are always cute.
It's so cute to see his view of the days events. My daughter appreciated the simple words and the repetition as she read it aloud to me.