We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post, which is at no additional cost to you. :)
"Mommy gave her a hug. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade," she said. "And when life gives you a smashed pumpkin, make pie…" Cassie helped Mommy and Daddy bake pie. Lots and lots of pie…plenty of pie to share." From the book Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin, those are the kinds of words that make this Sandwich Generation granny nanny smile sweet and want to read them to my grandkids!
Don't you love books that are educational AND positive-ly character building at the same time. And if it can also help with fun and happy holiday reading activities for grandparents and grandchildren, it definitely gets an A+ in my book! Marley is definitely right up there at the top!
Marley is listed as an "I Can Read – Level 2." Perfect for those of us teaching a child or grandchild to read out loud for practice. It's also great for fun with phonics activities!
In addition, I found another new-to-me autumn and halloween book for plenty of fall fun – Halloween Howl – featuring one of our favorites, Clifford, the Big Red Dog. While it doesn't specify the reading level, it, too, is a fairly-easy-to-read book that's a lot of fun to read and listen to. And fun + books = grandkids who will enjoy looking at them, listening to them, and working at reading them. 🙂
Halloween Howl also has a positive character-building lesson about not judging others before you get to know them. Something that is gaining vital importance all over the news this year as stories of kids bullying others keep being reported. This would be a great way to bring up the subject simply and talk about God's desires for us to be kind to everyone, even those who might seem different from us.
All in all, two fun and educational additions to our holiday library for grandparents and grandchildren – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation. 🙂