Saturdays Are Special For Janna That S When She And Granddaddy Spend The Whole Day Together.Walking Down The Street With Granddaddy Is Like Strolling Through A Kingdom With A King He Knows Everyone And Everyone Knows Him Best Of All, Granddaddy And Janna Always Head For Her Favorite Place In The World Terrell S Barbershop There, Granddaddy And His Friends Are Kings In Barber Chair Thrones, And Janna Is A Princess, Showered With Love And Attention.One Day Granddaddy Passes Away, And Janna Feels She Has Lost Their Wonderful Kingdom Forever But With Great Courage And Some Unexpected Help, Janna Finds Her Way Back To The Happiness Of Those Special Saturdays.Winner Of LEE LOW S New Voices Award, Janna And The Kings Is A Moving Story Of Love And Rediscovery, And A Celebration Of The Enduring Bond Between Grandchild And Grandparent. Personal reaction I really liked this book I was able to relate to it and I m sure that students would be able to as well I would read this book to second or third graders because I think some of the concepts are a little deeper than what grades younger are privy to I noticed that the author used figurative language when describing characters For example, the first time we are introduced to the little girl s grandpa, he
I bought this for my kids, because a quality kids book is to be purchased and treasured and there are never enough of them I love that the loss is not a manufactured Disney esque conflict to be fixed It is a real life loss that can never be fixed but can be integrated I love that it is about connection of a girl to her grandpa Just as black lives matter does not imply that white lives don t, stories of dads and grandpas don t imply moms and grandmas are unimportant And just like that, th I bought this for my kids, because a quality kids book is to be purchased
I enjoyed this book, it was a very touching story about a girl and her grandfather Although the grandfather ends up passing away, it is an endearing story, and students who have experienced loss could really relate I would use this bo
If I am weeding and a book makes me cry while on desk, I keep it This is the sweetest picture book about a girl, her grandfather, and their community Excellent intergenerational friendship story Highly recommended for ages 7 10.
- 32 pages
- Janna and the Kings
- Patricia Smith
- 23 January 2017 Patricia Smith