HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: More Story Times with Grandma
Author: Mary Elizabeth Yoder
Cover Photographer: Virginia Swartzentruber
Publisher: Christian Light Publications, fourth printing in 2010
Related website: http://www.clp.org (publisher)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Suitable for children of all ages
Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Yoder, Mary Elizabeth. More Story Times with Grandma (published in 2000 by Christian Light Publications Inc., P. O. Box 1212, Harrisonburg, VA 22803). Author Mary Elizabeth Yoder’s Story Time with Grandma, which I recently read and reviewed, has been read and reread to thousands of children. Now, More Story Times with Grandma offers additional character-building reading from a grandmother. The front cover pictures an elderly grandmother with fuzzy blue bathroom slippers reading a story from a book to her five grandchildren, four girls and a boy, who are eating from bowls of popcorn.
Mrs. Yoder told many of these tales to her children as they were growing up. They include stories about the author’s children; in fact, all the stories in Section One about Wayne, Larry, Linda, and Kathy are said to have “actually happened to the author’s family.” There are also stories from her own childhood, as one story in particular, “Mister Bump” is said to be “a true story about a childhood experience of the author;” and “could-have-happened stories.” But all of them are about families and children and the important lessons which they learned.