Grandpa's Birthday

Description

32 pages
Contains Illustrations
$3.95
ISBN 0-88902-605-X

Year

1985

Contributor

Reviewed by Sheila Martindale

Sheila Martindale is poetry editor of Canadian Author and Bookman and
author of No Greater Love, her sixth collection of poetry.

Review

This is a textbook dressed up to look like a story book, and the result is a hybrid that is neither one thing nor the other. It fails as a story for several reasons: the story line disappears halfway through; the dialogue is wooden and the illustrations unilluminating; and worst of all, the topic is pedantic and boring. I wouldn’t give it too many points as a textbook either. Schools would be advised not to waste their dollars on this one.

Citation

Quigg, Pamela Jacobson, and Joan Pedersen, “Grandpa's Birthday,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 12, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/36205.