Reviews - What do customers think about A Grandparent's Book?
Great gift Jan 7, 2008
This was the perfect gift for my perfectionist mother! It asks for details that she wouldn't think to record. She was so excited she started on it that day and says Ill have it by the end of the month! Now I'm excited!
A Grandparent 's Book-- Review Dec 30, 2007
I couldn't ask for a better Grandparent Book. I only wish someone would publish one for Great Grandparents! I found it fun to go back to early childhood and write my "memoirs" ~~ good practice for when I start on my own autobiography. I kept wondering what the world situation would be when my great-grands read it in, say, their teens. How can they understand that we bought a house in 1960 for $15,500 when you can't buy a car for that amount now. I would warn anyone purchasing this book to start writing in it several weeks ahead of the intended date of the gift. It is very long, and it takes time to consider and then write each response. But all of that detail is so interesting and important. BTW, I simply printed in "Great" in from of "Grandparents Book." The fact that it is mostly (not completely) set up for one grand (or great grand) parent to respond is not a problem. There is room for both to respond. One of the best books of this type to be found.
Great Gift Idea Nov 2, 2007
This is a great hardback book. I bought one for each of my grandparents to fill out. It asks a different types of questions (ones I would have never even thought to ask), and gives them plenty of space to write a response. The pages are also lined, so it is easier to write the response. There is also extra pages in the back of the book for them to add any additional notes, newspaper clipings, photographs, etc. I'm so excited to have these books, and to be able to pass them down to future generations.
Information Overload Sep 7, 2007
I felt like this journal had too many questions. "Who were the teachers you didn't like," "Were you ever lost while traveling?" "Do you remember the first hotel you stayed in?" "What is the best restaurant you've eaten in while traveling?" "Have there been times when you questioned your religion?"
The book is 143 pages with an average of 3 questions per page. The grandfather book that I purchased was so much better. It was much more to the point and had questions that my parents could still answer. My mom doesn't remember which local political candidates she has supported and why. The questions are too much. The book seems more like an interrogation than a loving memory journal.
Leave Your grandchildren more than stock and bonds! Aug 7, 2007
This book is a GEM! Insightfully written with passion and wisdom. A must have book for every family. Great to give as a gift and great to buy as a grandparent to help you leave your unique story for generations to come. If you want your grandchildren to know who you are, you'll never have enough time face to face in this day and age of instant everything to share your life journey with them. You must get a copy of this book and fill it out. The time invested with this book will leave a family treasure. Paula Cawley, Ph.D. [[ASIN:0895866552 A Grandparent's Book