- By Jeanie Franz Ransom

What Do Parents Do? (When You're Not Home)

  • Title: What Do Parents Do? (When You're Not Home)
  • Author: Jeanie Franz Ransom
  • ISBN: 9781561454099
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What Do Parents Do When You re Not Home Two children set off to spend the night at their grandparents Throughout the course of the day the young boys imagination runs wild as he imagines what his parents are doing while hes away Jumping on

    Two children set off to spend the night at their grandparents Throughout the course of the day, the young boys imagination runs wild as he imagines what his parents are doing while hes away Jumping on beds, he thinks, or sledding down the stairs on pillows Watching hours and hours of television, playing ball in the house, dressing up the dog, eating junk food, playing vTwo children set off to spend the night at their grandparents Throughout the course of the day, the young boys imagination runs wild as he imagines what his parents are doing while hes away Jumping on beds, he thinks, or sledding down the stairs on pillows Watching hours and hours of television, playing ball in the house, dressing up the dog, eating junk food, playing video games, and in general making one VERY BIG mess The next morning when the kids come home the house looks tidy It was pretty quiet, says Dad but was it Mom is hiding something behind her back And those socks hanging from the ceiling fan They werent there yesterday Cyd Moores antic illustrations contrast the wild adventures at home with the wholesome fun at their grandparents house Jeanie Ransoms clever tale will keep young readers laughing long after the story has ended.

    1 thought on “What Do Parents Do? (When You're Not Home)

    1. Another enchanting book I picked up for .50 cents at a library sale! A fun story about what parents really do when the children are away! (Like play with the kid's toys and jump on the bed!) After reading it, my 5 yr old son asked seriously whether we did this when he was gone. Just as seriously I said "Absolutely!" A great story that can be read over and over again, probably about a level 1 reading level.-read it again today, and it's still a big favorite in our family!

    2. As a little boy and his sister head for their grandparents' house to spend the night, he imagines what his parents will be doing while the kids are gone - all of the things he is not allowed to do, such as jump on the bed, watch endless TV, read comic books, and snack in bed. The colorful illustrations showing the parents doing these activities are very humorous. A smaller picture on each page shows what the children are doing at their grandparents' house. Not for the very young because they wou [...]

    3. This was a very fun book to read. It gives some examples of what parents might do with day without their children. These were things i would definitely not see my parents doing, but who knows they probably do do this when they get a break from my siblings. The illustrations were fun detailed and colorful. (Realistic Fiction)

    4. Two kids go to spend the night at their grandparents, and begin to wonder what their parents do while they are away. Do they jump on the bed, watch TV, eat junk food? The kids basically think they make one big mess! When the kids get home, they ask what they do while they are gone, and are left with a pretty ambiguous answer. This book displays imagination and perceived family dynamics. I totally used to imagine what my parents might be doing when I wasn't around, so this book would have amused [...]

    5. This picture book was really adorable. It describes what a boy who spends the night at his grandparents thinks his parents do when the kids are gone, and it is pretty funny. I think that kids would get a kick out of this book, as they question what their own parents might do when they aren't around. I thought the illustrations were awesome, too.

    6. This book is actually quite funny, even to me. Kids have a bigger imagination than I so I can only imagine how much they would enjoy it too. It gives them ideas of what their parents may be up to while they are at school.

    7. I really liked this book! It gives the children an imagination of what their parents do when they are gone to a friends home or to the grandparents house. When I read this book it seems like the parents do things that the children are not allowed to do at the house. For example, the parents play video games and eat all the time. Children can learn from this book by using their imagination to imagine what their parents are doing at the house when they are gone. As a teacher you can teach the chil [...]

    8. This is a cute book that explores what parents do when the kids are gone at Grandma's for the weekend. The parents do things that the kids would do like jump on the bed, eat dessert before breakfast, run around the house, and sled down the stairs. Meanwhile the kids are behaving nicely at Grandma's and discussing what mom and dad are probably doing at home. This is a good book for making predictions and sequencing.

    9. This book is a very funny book, I like this book because the parents and children change role. This book also shares plenty of good images. You can even understand the book as the children using their imagination when they believe what there parents do while their not home. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to laugh and enjoy a funny book with their children. I rate this book a five start because I always enjoy a good laugh.

    10. This book was fun to read, it had good vocabulary. The illustrations were interesting to watch due to the parents are jumping in the bed or the day go to bed with out brushing their teeth. I would read it to my future children if they go to their parents house and ask me what Am I going to do while they are gone.

    11. This is a very funny book. One learning experience that I thought of is using this for children to write in their own words what they thought their parents do when they aren't at home. The children could possibly act out what they wrote.

    12. The illustrations contrast the parents' wild adventures at home (jumping on beds, getting dirty socks up on the ceiling fan, dressing up the dog) with the children's wholesome fun at their grandparents' house.

    13. A fun little story of what two children suspect their parents are up to (all sorts of naughty things) when they go to spend the night at their grandparents.Fun illustrations.

    14. (4.5 stars)The kids are off to spend the weekend with grandma and grandpa. What will mom and dad do while they are away?

    15. This is a fun book. I laughed at the many ideas. This is a book I would read to lead into a creative exploration activities. This book is very enjoyable.

    16. I thought this book had great pictures. I know kids would enjoying hearing this story. Its funny and predictable.

    17. 2.5Didn't love this, but it wasn't bad. Art was entertaining, and the story is ok. I wouldn't seek it out, but if it's at your library you might grab it once. Not really recommended.

    18. this story lets children use their imagination of what they think their parents do when their not home. This is good to read to the children while they are in school and mom and dad are at home.

    19. Amusing speculation from a kid's point of view about parents getting away with all the stuff they are always lecturing their kids about. --Laurie

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