Bunting's touching story of an unexpected birthday treat contains a subtle message about adult literacy; PW said, ``Carrick's glowing watercolors are the perfect partner to this story of a warm and loving family.'' Ages 3-8. (Oct.) Copyright 1990 Cahners Business Information.Review by School Library Journal Reviews
K-Gr 3-A loving story about a proud granddaughter and her successful efforts to teach her grandmother to read. A plug for literacy is just the bonus; the real focus is on the lessons old and young share when they learn to read each other's hearts. A joyful surprise for any day of the week. (June, 1989) Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews
On Wednesday nights when Grandma stays with Anna everyone thinks she is teaching Anna to read.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Every Wednesday night, as Anna and her grandmother read story after story together, they are also planning a terrific surprise for the girl's father that will be revealed on his birthdayReview by Publisher Summary 3
Anna and Grandma are planning a surprise for Dad's birthday. Dad thinks he has received all his presents, but Grandma stands up and gives him the best one of all: she reads aloud the stories that Anna has taught her.