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A Morning with Grandpa

by Sylvia Liu
Illustrated by Christina Forshay

Published by Lee & Low, 2016
32 pages
ISBN: 978𢴔20141922


Mei Mei watches Gong Gong doing tai chi and wants to learn how it抯 done. The little girl抯 attempts to emulate her grandpa are enthusiastic, but it抯 hard for her to control her abundant energy as she turns every move into a chance to show off. Gong Gong clearly understands his granddaughter抯 self-centered behavior is simply part of being a child, and he is both patient and playful as he directs her. 揘ow that I抦 good at tai chi, it抯 my turn to teach you something new, Mei Mei tells him before their roles are reversed: She becomes the encouraging teacher and Gong Gong follows her lead doing yoga. A bright, buoyant story featuring a Chinese grandfather and grandchild giving each other their undivided attention includes information about tai chi and yoga, including illustrated descriptions of Gong Gong and Mei Mei抯 tai chi movements and yoga postures, at volume抯 end. (Ages 37)  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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