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A stopwatch from Grampa / written by Loretta Garbutt ; illustrated by Carmen Mok.

Garbutt, Loretta, 1961- (author.). Mok, Carmen, 1968- (illustrator.).

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE GAR (Text) 0001002431193 JUV Easy New Checked out 02/04/2021

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Loretta Garbutt uses subtlety and sensitivity to explore the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance) in this moving picture book story of loss. "When summer started, I got Grampa's stopwatch," a small child says. "I don't want his stopwatch. I want him." Grampa used to time everything. A race to the end of the street and back: 24 seconds. Eating bubblegum ice cream: 1 minute, 58 seconds. But now, Grampa's gone. "There are no more Grampa minutes, Grampa seconds," the child says. "Time just stops." As the seasons come and go, the stopwatch becomes a cherished symbol of remembrance, and the child uses it to carry on Grampa's favorite pastimes and traditions.
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AD580L Lexile
Decoding demand: 66 (high) Semantic demand: 59 (medium) Syntactic demand: 78 (high) Structure demand: 84 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Stopwatches > Juvenile fiction.

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