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Grandpa's chair has many patches. Each patch tells a story of his life. Grandma shares the stories with me. One day, his chair will be mine....

Title : The Lonely Chair
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ISBN : 9780615599946
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 44 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Lonely Chair Reviews

  • Audrey Grant
    2019-02-17 02:49

    What a wonderful wonderful book about memories of a Grandfather and the wonderful relationship between Grandparents and their Grandson! I loved it!

  • Booklover1592
    2019-02-03 01:47

    The Lonely Chair is about a grandmother wanting to keep her deceased husbands chair. While her daughter wants to throw the chair away, the grandmother says no and wants to keep it right where its at. The grandmother then goes on to tell her granddaughter how all the patches on the chair came to be, ending with a heart shaped patch she placed the day of her husbands death. The granddaughter then wants to take the chair with her, but her and the grandmother fear her mother will say no. I like this book for many reasons, one being the emotional growth between the granny and granddaughter. I think amid the story telling, the granny and the little girl become closer. The granddaughter also gets to hear many stories of her grandfather she would never have known about without this moment with granny. Having my grandfather die with I was only 2 made it hard to know him, but in moments with my grandmother I heard stories I wouldn't trade for the world. This book is perfect for any child who has lost a loved one. Whether it is a fresh loss or one from many years back, it teaches that they are never forgotten and continuously loved. It also helps kids understand the meaning of sentimental value, that it is okay to keep a worthless object when it means so much to you and your lost loved one. This book can also teaches parents the meaning of memory sharing with the children in the family, that to keep family members alive through these stories benefits everyone.

  • Krista
    2019-01-27 07:54

    Review (The Lonely Chair, The Story)This book is about a little boy Butchy but his real name is James, his mom is dropping him off at Grandma's house. There happens to be an "old" chair that everyone wants Grandma to get rid of, but Grandma and James. See Grandpa isn't with them anymore and that chair is Grandpa's chair. The story is cute, what we loved is that Grandma had a story for each patch that was on the "old" chair. This book warmed our hearts. I think this would be a great book for Children who have a loved one that has past or just a family snuggle time together read. I did find that The Story Book for The Lonely Chair was for a little older age groups I would say 6 and up for little little kid, a hard to understand book. But overall cute, Gean is an awesome writer with a great lesson in her book. RatingLord Licorice gave this book a 4 LOLLIPOPS, I wanted to give this book 5 Lollipops but there was 1 phase I didn't understand and I didn't like when James was begging his grandma to say a naughty word, she didn't say it but I didn't like that. I liked how Grandma and James remembered Grandpa, we love our Grandpa and I love to sit on his lap so that was super fun to read!!

  • Isaac Smith
    2019-01-29 04:54

    This book is about a boy who is dropped off at his grandma's house on weekends. Every time he is dropped off the mom always says to the grandma to haul away an old chair. The chair use to belong to the grandpa who has passed away. The story goes on to show us that the boy and grandma spend time sewing patches on the chair to tell us story about the chair and the grandpa.I can relate to The Lonely Chair because I lost my grandparents when I was younger and never got to know them. But I have special items of theirs that reminds me of a very special memory with them.The reason I gave it 5 stars is because it shows us how to remember loved ones that we've lost and how to cope with it. It also relates to young children in the sense that the child is only being raised by one parent because I grew up with only one parent. It is also easy to read because it rhymes and flows easy. You can even see what the story says by looking at the pictures without reading the words on the pages

  • Alana
    2019-01-30 03:47

    I liked the book, I think I could relate to it if I ever lose someone dear to me that I'm not ready to let go of, it's a great way to hold on to memories we've shared.

  • Casey Hartnett
    2019-02-05 02:42

    The lonely chair is about a young girl who stays with her grandmother while they visit the grandmother tells her granddaughter of her deceased grandfather and how all of the patches came to be on his old chair. the granddaughters mother wants to through the old weathered chair away or get it out of the house but the grandmother won't have it The lonely chair was a great read it exhibits examples of generation gap and shows how some people may react when a loved one passes allot of times young kids have grandparents who they don't really get to know before they pass i feel that this book could really relate to themI would recommend this book be read in schools and to most young kids especially if they are going threw something similar they may be able to relate if nothing else it is an engaging read.

  • DiAnna Richardson
    2019-02-18 07:44

    The Lonely Chair was a beautifully written book that teaches young children the sentimental value of old items that otherwise would be meaningless. The book demonstrates the rhythmic pattern as defined by English Literature. This makes the book fun and easy to read by children and adults alike. The Lonely Chair enlightens a young child about the events that took place in her grandfathers life. The grandmother teaches the young girl about the stories that relate to an old chair that the child's mother wants to dispose of. After reading the book, you too will feel a connection to either the child, the grandmother, and/or the chair.This book will bring emotion tho the youngest child as well as the oldest adult. The story doesn't take long to read but the lessons will last a lifetime.

  • Lrmorgan
    2019-01-28 09:05

    This particular picture book was a fast paced good read for children ages 5 to 11. It is probably better with a parent or grandparent reading it with the child. I didn't like the misspelled words as I believe this teaches children that its ok to misspell words. Although I understand some small children have trouble spelling some words. I did like that that is was a short story and one doesn't need a lot of time to read it with a child or grandchild. It teaches children about the value of things. and that grandchildren should spend time with their grandparents because one day they will be gone. It reflects a grandparents memories and how she related them. All in all I would give it 5 stars.

  • Matt Howell
    2019-02-05 01:55

    I can relate to this story, not through an old chair rather, a collection of old model cars. My grandfather loved building model cars on his free time, much like this grandfather enjoyed relaxing in his chair. Like the chair, these old model cars have a certain aroma about them that reminds me of my grandfather’s old house. I admire this stories’ ability to simplistically demonstrate a rather deeper feeling that most would have to write pages about. The simple but strong story is a good read for children and sends a great message to elders.

  • Wani Dogale
    2019-02-20 05:55

    In Literature, the book had included rhymes that gave the flow of the story. There were images connected to the events. It was a very understanding book with good tone and moods. in Society, I think this book has generated a lot of generation views and character traits. I think that kids tend to want to follow their elders foot-steps because of what they cherish to be valuable. I think in realism, this book opens up thoughts and mostly emotional thoughts. Maybe it a parent, a Grand parent or a sibling. The book brings back old memories.

  • Lyndsie Holman
    2019-01-30 03:46

    I really liked this book. It was written well and I can relate a lot to it. My grandfather just passed away two months ago. My family and I are having a hard time getting rid of anything because everything has a special story or memory associated with it. My grandfather was very inspirational in my life. My grandmother is going through the same thing that the grandmother in the story is going through. Long story short I love the story.

  • Nick Carter
    2019-01-29 02:55

    I liked the story it hit right at home I lost My grandfather about a year ago.I also lost my mom to so i understand the lost of a loved one that the books is talking about. Some of the thing i liked about the story was the chair it had a lot of meaning coming from it.I also like that each patch had a story.There was not much i did like about it only if it a little longer.I like the story a lot it every thing about how to teach a kid about lost. Also about How family is every thing.

  • David Lockett
    2019-02-02 01:53

    The Lonely Chair was a story about grandma and her granddaughter, who came to visit one weekend. The mother was telling grandma it's time for the chair with all the patches to go.This was a very nice story. Do to the fact the chair was grandpas, she gave good reason why the chair had good value to stay.This would help a young kid who had something that everyone else thought he should get rid of.

  • Devon Derrick
    2019-01-26 07:09

    The lonely Chair was a very interesting book that appealed to both children and adults. This book, unlike most children books, covered aspects of life that kids need to learn early in life.Between the main characters, The little girl, Grandma & Grandpa the chair symbolized the memories that the grandma has had over her life. It showed how meaningful the littlest things are in life once someone passes.

  • Matt Domagala
    2019-02-14 07:40

    The Lonely Chair is a great book for young audiences. The Short story contains many elements that are very easy to understand for a new reader. The pictures also illustrate very clearly what the text is saying. The Lonely Chair also teaches children that sometimes even though an object may not look all that appealing, it is sometimes super important to someone else. I would Recommend this story to children around the age of 3-4.

  • Walter Lawson
    2019-02-02 03:56

    The Lonely Chair is a wonderful book. It's a great book that many children can make an emotional connection with. The loss of a grandparent or grandparents can affect a child much more than most people think it can. My grandparents mean quite a lot to me and, although I haven't lost them yet, I can still relate to the theme of the story. I would definitely recommend it to elementary teachers to read to their classes.

  • Alexa Burnett
    2019-02-03 03:01

    Great book it really made me miss my grandma. Its about a grandma wanting to keep her deceased husbands chair and the story and behind all the patches. Great book about remembering the past and how something that doesn't look like much can be so important to someone else.

  • Hannah
    2019-02-22 07:09

    I did enjoy this book quite a bit. It relates to a lot of real life feelings. The feeling of losing a grandparent isn't easy on anyone. This book shows that feeling on the other grandparent as well and not just the child's feelings. It was well written and an enjoyable read. Would recommend 10/10.

  • Kimi Mabry
    2019-02-19 07:00

    A very good book. It is one I will read to my kids. It shows a bond with a grandmother and a grandchild. It hit close to home. I think it is a great book to show a child what it like to take time out and listen to stories because stories become memories.

  • Rejino Lopez
    2019-02-04 05:01

    A very easy read throughout, about the love and memories we all love to hold on to. The communication between the main characters, the grandma and granddaughter through rhythm and rhyme is very cute and witty. A must read to all children, teaching the meaning of sub mental value in objects.

  • Angel
    2019-01-25 03:42

    I gave "The Lonely chair" five stars! I recently read "The lonely chair" to my three-year-old nephew and niece they absolutely loved it. The book is short enough to keep their attention, and it's not too wordy for them. A must read for beginning young readers.

  • Josh
    2019-02-04 06:09

    The lonely chair is a book for younger children to show them the importance of maintaining what you own in an age of new stuff. It also focuses on the relationships amongst family as well as importance of sentiment. Definitely a good read.

  • Melissa Mcdonald
    2019-02-09 01:42

    I think this story is wonderful because it reminds me of my grandpa's chair which I took over after his passing. It doesn't have patches but I get to tell sit in it and tell my son stories of his great grandpa which is wonderful.

  • Monair Brown
    2019-02-23 07:55

    I loved it

  • Darryl Evans
    2019-02-09 06:08

    This book was a good book that was about the a chair the grandpa used and had patches for special memory's him and grandma had together with the chair.

  • Thomas
    2019-02-19 05:52

    The book has a great message to the reader. of saving some items that have sentimental values.

  • Samuel Spector
    2019-02-08 02:05

    Overall the book was pretty well written. The rhyming scheme was the typical format for children's novels. The hand drawn pictures did give the book a nice personality. Overall a nice story.

  • Holley Goedeke
    2019-02-20 01:55

    The lonely chair is a great little children book. This is a great boot to try to show the importance of something to kids.

  • Trevor Land
    2019-01-27 09:09

    I enjoyed the Lonely Chair. This is the first of many books I will be reading of the author, my Children's Literature teacher, and I am looking forward to reading more. Thank you, good book.

  • Nick Zavala
    2019-02-02 03:52

    I though the book was heart warm.It made me thing about how it relates tothings that happen in life events.And I think this book will give kids enjoyment with there memories and make them smile.