Grandpa's Face by Eloise Greenfield Floyd Cooper Online

Grandpa's Face
Title : Grandpa's Face
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ISBN : 9780698113817
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32

This picture book tells the reassuring story of family love and the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild. The little girl knows her grandfather's expressions until one day she sees him practising for the theatre, his appearance frightens her.


Grandpa's Face Reviews

  • Beth Ann

    This is a review for Dr. Sykes READ 3307 Classroom Literature and Writing Process. Grandpas Face, written by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Floyd Cooper, is about a little girl named Tamika. Tamika loves her grandfather and especially the faces he makes, because they are faces that make her know he will always love her. His face is happy and sweet even when she is in trouble. One day Tamika sees her grandfather practicing acting out his lines for a play and she sees a mean face she has nev [...]

  • Lacey

    Tamika loves spending time with her Grandpa. Whether that is going on a walk and talking or going to the theater to watch her Grandpa perform. She always knows that her Grandpa’s face is full of love, even when she gets into trouble. Until one day Grandpa was practicing for a play Tamika watched his face turn into a mean one. Although it was only pretend it scared her. It wasn’t until her Grandpa suggested to go on a walk to talk it out. In the end all was well. This story is unique. It show [...]

  • Jenna Spinazzola

    genre: picture bookaudience: k - 4th gradetopic: grandfatherstheme: talking to someone you trust the most about your fears and problems, no matter how small they arecurricular uses: read aloud, independent readingreading level: late early readersillustrations: I loved the illustrations in this book. They were very supportive of the text and you could feel the fear in the child when her grandfather was acting out a "mean" face. You could also feel the tension at the dinner table when Tamika was u [...]

  • Matthew

    This book used to be a favorite of my niece when she was very young, and I can see why. The story is that of a very young girl who holds her grandfather in high esteem. One day, she sees her grandfather, an actor, rehearsing a play wherein he has to make an angry face. Her grandfather has no idea that she saw though or the repercussions it will have on her. She becomes unnecessarily frightened of what that means for her relationship with him. After she acts out at dinner, the two of them go for [...]

  • Teresa Gartland

    Grandpa’s Face is a multicultural picture book. This would be good for early elementary students as a read aloud. Grandpa’s Face is a cute story of an African American family, in this story the little girl loves her Grandpa and likes to watch him rehearse for the plays he is in. One day the little girl sees him rehearsing lines and he has an angry face, she is worried that one day he might look at her like this. This book is a nice story or family love and the difference between acting and r [...]

  • Maddi Hurrle

    Grandpa's face tells the story of a little girl whom absolutely lobes and adores her grandfather. The little girl in the story loves to watch her grandfather rehearse for the plays he is in. One day the she ventures into his room and sees him rehearsing lines and he is bearing an extremely angry face, she is worried that one day he might look at her like this. Scared of her grandfathers anger filled face she runs away hoping he will not look like her like that. When she returns she informs her f [...]

  • Joy

    This story was about a young girl who loved to spend time with her Grandpa. They did many things together like go on walks and talk about life and what they saw. Tamika's grandpa was also an actor and she would often go to the local theater to watch them rehearse or perform their play. One day Tamika saw her grandpa practicing his lines in the mirror and he made a mean, scary face. She went back to her room and was not herself for the rest of the evening. After dinner, they finally went on a "wa [...]

  • PaulHankins

    Eloise Greenfield and Floyd Cooper together for another stunning picture book that focuses on feelings and celebrates grandfathers. When Tamika peeks into a rehearsal space and sees her grandfather making a face she does not recognize, she is frightened that this cannot be the same man who takes her for talk-walks.Is this really who her grandfather is? How can she be sure? Can she find her way back to the hand-in-hand times, watching the lines of grandpa's face communicate his true feelings for [...]

  • Hannah Grosse

    I enjoyed reading about Tamika's love and adoration for her grandfather in this book. Her entire state of happiness at her age seems to depend on how her grandpa looks at and feels about her. Her world is shaken off its foundations when she sees him form a facial expression that lacks love, even if it is only for a show. This shows the girl's innocence in assuming that all good people are incapable of evil, and it also displays her coming of age in realizing that life is a little more complicate [...]

  • Amy

    This is a great book about a little girl and her grandpa. She loves watching her grandpa's face and how it changes; he is an actor, so his face changes often to become a different character. I think this is a wonderful book on family and the love shared between this grandpa and granddaughter. I would read this with students and talk about how sometimes we can look at something one way when it means something else. We could talk about how Tamika, the young girl, sees a different face in her grand [...]

  • Kayla Jensen

    This book is about the bond between a grandpa and granddaughter and the bond that they share. Her grandpa does plays and when he makes a scary face she get frightened. She is used to her grandpa having a kind and loving face and he has to explain to her that he was just acting. She thought that her grandpa had changed but once he explained it to his granddaughter she realized that he was still the same man she knew! This book would be great to read while you are talking about making predictions [...]

  • Kindee Porter

    This book is a story of an African American family, in this story the little girl loves her Grandpa and likes to watch him rehearse for the plays he is in. This book is a nice story or family love and the difference between acting and real life. This book would be great to use in a classroom start a discussion about their family life. After discussing with the students I would have them go to their desks and pick one family member or close person to them and write about their relationship with t [...]

  • Carly Brown

    For Jenna's AwardLevel: TransitionalGenre: Picture BookCurricular Use: Shared Reading, Guided ReadingTopic: Grandparent Relationships/Having a Grandparent living youSocial: Having a Grandparent live with you, being afraid of someone you love, having a problem you don't want to talk aboutLiterary Elements: Dynamic character, conflict and resolutionStrong connection between the pictures and the text

  • Kristi

    Tamika and her grandfather love to laugh and be with one another. One day, Tamika saw her grandfather express a different emotion, anger. Tamika was very confused and frightened by the emotion, until her grandfather told her he was practicing for his play and she has nothing to worry about. I would use this book when teaching about different emotions and when to express different emotions at certain times and responsibly.

  • Sophia Martin

    This is a book about a girl named Tamika who loves her Grandpa. She loves doing everything with him, but she especially likes watching his face-he is an actor. One day, though, she sees a face that she doesn't like. Grandpa is reading lines and has a mean look on his face that hurts Tamika. In the end Tamika has to learn to be brave and tell her Grandpa how she's feeling.

  • Sandy Brehl

    This story is excellent on many levels, not the least of which is the incredible illustrations. Tamika and her Grandpa have a special relationship, but this addresses the confusions young children have when misreading facial expressions and emotional settings. Well told, well shown, entirely believable.

  • Megan

    This book is about a grandaughter and her grandpa. They have a loving relationship. He is an actor, and she gets scared when she sees him rehearsing a scary mean face. This book shows a family's true love for each other not matter what.

  • Courtney Sharpton

    I would use this book to show students how different emotions can be displayed on people's faces. I also would use this book to talk about students fears and even interests. So really I would use this book for personal connections.

  • Amanda Day

    This story would be good to read to a class because of the excellent descriptions that the story tells, especially when refering to Grandpa's facial features. It also has great pictures to match the discriptions.

  • Christy

    This picture book tells the reassuring story of family love and the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild. The little girl knows her grandfather's expressions until one day she sees him practising for the theatre, his appearance frightens her

  • Katie Lee

    Grandpa is an actor so he is always making different faces. One day, his granddaughter sees him making an angry face which upsets her. The story continues as Grandpa comforts her and reassures her that he will always love her.

  • Kelli

    Illustrator Floyd Cooper.

  • April Smith

    This book would be a great book for a read aloud. This book shows the love between family. I really like this book because it does not focus on the race of the characters, it just tells their story.

  • Theresa

    the story of a young girl and her loving grandfather who frightens her and then shows her theres nothing to be afriad of

  • Jennifer Cortes

    this book is about a lil girl who saw her grandpa do a mean face and she thought dat wit dat face he was not going to love nobody especially her.

  • Jen

    Shows effectively the difference between fantasy in Grandpa’s acting and reality in Grandpa’s love for Tamika. (Choice)

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