In A Chair for My Mother, little Rosa's family home is destroyed in a fire, so she teams up with her mother and grandmother to save, save, save...until they have enough money to buy a nice comfortable chair that they can all enjoy.
Finally, the jar is full, all of the saved coins are counted, rolled and exchanged for dollars, and the trio head off to buy their nice new chair.
(We especially love the scene
where they try out new chairs and Grandma feels like
Goldilocks.) Few children's books cover this topic as endearingly and
powerfully as this one. Readers get a real sense of the joy the family
gets from working together to SAVE for something special.
- Caldecott Award Honoree
- American Library Associaton Notable Children's Book
- Boston Globe Best Children's Book Illustration Award
Interest Level: K-Gr. 2 DRA Level: 24 Lexile Measure: 640L
Grade Level Equiv: 3.8 Guided Reading: M
Below are two sample spreads from inside this book. We love the vibrant, action packed illustrations and all the tiny little details.
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