Grandfather Counts

About the Book

Grandfather Counts by Andrea Cheng, Ange Zhang | Kirkus Reviews

A review of the book Grandfather Counts.


Summary/Review: Grandfather Counts

A short summary and two review of Grandfather Counts, as well as author notes.


About Andrea | Andrea Cheng

A biography of Andrea Cheng from the author’s website.


Articles For Reference

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Teaching Activities

Teacher's Guide For Grandfather Counts | Lee and Low Books

Resources for teaching ideas and activities from the publisher’s website.


Reading to Kids Books: Grandfather Counts

Discussion and craft ideas for discussing the book.


Education World: Grand Activities for Grandparents Day

Activities that children can do with or for their grandparents.