In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
-- Thomas Carlyle

Beginning readersYoung readersElementary readers
10 stars

Now One Foot, Now the Other

AR: 2.9
Lexile: 470
RC:
Written and illustrated by
Tomie dePaola
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Original post — Saturday, July 29, 2006

Bob and Bobby are best friends. They also happen to be related: Bob is Bobby's grandfather. They do everything together. They play with blocks, they talk, Bob even taught Bobby how to walk. Then something terrible happens to Bob. Even though it scares him, Bobby decides he needs to help Bob get better.

I am such a sucker for these types of stories! It is a simple story of the love and caring a kid and a grown-up have for each other. If you have ever had a special relationship with an older relative (grandparent, aunt, uncle), you will really love this story!

(Last modified:08/29/2007)

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