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Laminack, Lester L.
Atlanta : Peachtree, 2004
IL K-3
ISBN 156145303X
(2 booktalks)
Booktalk #1

Saturdays are special for the young boy.  Every Saturday he gets on his bike and rides over to his grandmother's house.  There he helps her with her chores and is rewarded with a special treat.  Is there someone in your life who you spend time with like this?

Booktalk #2

Do you remember visiting your grandmother? Well, mine were always too far away for me to do what the boy in this story does. When he was about nine or ten years old, nearly every Saturday morning he would ride his bike over to visit with his Mammaw. He would ride up and down the hilly roads, past the local gas station, and finally skid into Mammaw’s gravel driveway. He would spend the day with Mammaw, listening to her talk. He would mow the grass while he was there, but making the teacakes was what he enjoyed best. HHHHTo experience this nostalgic visit with Mammaw, read Laminack’s tribute in his story Saturdays and Teacakes and study Chris Soentpiet’s wonderful watercolor pictures. (Prepared by: Daniel R. Beach, SCASL Picture Book Awards)

SUBJECTS:     Grandmothers -- Fiction.


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