Bibliographic Information: Greenfield, E.(1988). Grandpa’s Face. New York: Philomel Books.
Annotation: In Grandpa’s Face, Tamika loves her grandpa, and to her, his facial expressions tell everything about him. Tamika and her grandpa love to go on walks in the park and talk about many different things. She enjoys watching her grandpa’s facial expressions when he’s talking. One day, Tamika sees a facial expression that frightens her. Eventually, Tamika learns that he was rehearsing for a play he is in.
Grade Level: K-2
Readers who will like this book: Children learning how to communicate efficiently; children learning about self expression.
Rating/Response:4; I enjoyed reading about Tamika and her grandfather. This book demonstrates how children learn by observing actions, specifically facial expressions. It’s a great reminder to adults to always be aware of our own actions.
Text-Dependent Question: How was Tamika misbehaving?