Carol Fenner Amanda Harvey
- Title: Snowed in with Grandmother Silk
- Author: Carol Fenner Amanda Harvey
- ISBN: 9780803728578
- Page: 324
- Format: Hardcover
Ruddy s grandmother isn t much fun She calls him Rudford, not Ruddy, and she doesn t like noise or games or television When Ruddy s parents go on a cruise and leave him with Grandmother Silk, Ruddy knows it s going to be a loooong ten days Then one night a snowstorm comes howling through Ruddy and his grandmother are left without light and heat and water and they haveRuddy s grandmother isn t much fun She calls him Rudford, not Ruddy, and she doesn t like noise or games or television When Ruddy s parents go on a cruise and leave him with Grandmother Silk, Ruddy knows it s going to be a loooong ten days Then one night a snowstorm comes howling through Ruddy and his grandmother are left without light and heat and water and they have no one to talk to but each other Slowly, with the help of an old chessboard, the moon, and a gorilla suit, they reach out to each other in some surprising ways Partly a survival story, this is mostly a tale of two people who think they aren t alike at all until they have no choice but to look for the things they have in common Carol Fenner s portrayal of eight year old Ruddy is childlike and real, and Amanda Harvey s full color illustrations capture the warmth and humor of a story that is sure to leave readers smiling Illustrated by Amanda Harvey.
Recent Comments "Snowed in with Grandmother Silk"
This is a delightful tale of Ruddy who enjoys one grandmother, but, when compared to spending time with his paternal grandmother there is quite a difference.When his parents leave for an October cruise, Ruddy is left in the care of boring, meticulous Grandmother Silk. Pinkies in the air, wearing high heels and makeup even when at home, Ruddy finds her unapproachable.A trip to the zoo always equates to Grandmother Silk's rules about dirt and danger. He is allowed to obtain a gorilla costume, but [...]
After reading the first paragraph of Yolanda's Genius, by Carol Fenner, I want to read everything she's written. This book has quite a different style, and is written for a much younger reader. Ruddy, the point-of-view character, is disappointed that he must spend 10 days with his Grandmother, who doesn't seem to have any skills kids might like, while his parents are on a cruise. Naturally, there are plenty of surprises. The story moves slowly, but catches you. It's wonderful to see a grandmothe [...]
Carol Fenner was from my home town and was the first author I had sign one of my books, The Skates of Uncle Richard. After 40 years, it is so special to me, I still have it on my bookshelf. Currently, we are "stuck" at home today because of a snow day. As I took time to dust my book shelves, I noticed this little book about being "snowed in" and took a break from the dusting. I am reminded how there can be fun grandmas in a family and cranky ones. Grandmother Silk softened by the end of the stor [...]
Ruddy is disappointed when his parents go on a cruise and he must stay with his fussy grandmother for a whole week, but an unexpected snowstorm reveals a surprising side of Grandmother Silk.Quick and easy read for middle readers, however, the story was bland and slow to climax. The watercolor illustrations are well-drawn adding much needed excitement. The author uses a convincing characterization that is mostly a tale of two people who think they aren't alike at all-until they have no choice but [...]
When energetic eight-year-old Ruddy gets snowed in with his aloof, elegant Grandmother Silk, the two very different people get to know and like each other during their time of enforced isolation. A sweet story about a boy and his grandmother learning to relate to each other and survive through a snowstorm, this chapter book is perfect for transitional readers. Warmly illustrated.
This was a Gryphon Award Honor book in 2004. It would work well as a read-aloud for parents of young children who would like a contemporary chapter book. The format and white space would work well for readers who need help transitioning to longer chapter books.
Sweet little book about a stuffy, wealthy grandmother that surprises her grandson with her resourcefulness when a blizzard causes them to lose electricity and spend a couple of days together in the dark and cold.Have book discussion questions to share
I loved this! It was so super cute -- a bit of an adventure, a story about a grandmother and a grandson becoming friends.
Masterly, gentle, true-to-life treatment of difficult feelings & attitudes. What a gift to my kids (ages 4 & 7). A great family read-aloud.
A cozy read for snowy day. Understated and simple, this story sweetly caputres a budding realtionship btween a young boy and his distantly proper grandmother.
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Very sweet story
Beautiful illustrations. I loved the storyline of this book. The grandmother and the grandson needed to count on eachother for survival and refined their relationship.
Ruddy is not thrilled to learn that he will be visiting his grandma for ten days. Snow hits and alters Halloween plans, surprisingly for the better.
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