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Jeanie Franz Ransom

Full Name: Jeanie Franz Ransom
Number of Works: 5
Jeanie Franz Ransom is the author of Grandma U, a 2004 Storytelling World Award Honor Book, and What Parents Do? (When Youre Not Home), which is on the 2008 Kansas State Recommended Reading List, and was also named one of The Best Childrens Books of the Year by the Childrens Committee of the Bank Street College of Education. In addition to writing picture books, Ransom visits schools to give presentations and writing workshops, and also speaks at libraries and professional conferences. She utilizes her experience as a school counselor to provide workshops and presentations designed to meet the needs of students and teachers. Her presentations include How a Book Becomes a Book: From Inspiration to Publication, Lets Write a Story-O, Poetry Play, and Caring for Kids With Books. Ransom lives near St. Louis, Missouri. Visit her website at www.jeanieransom.com."

ISBN: 1580891098, 9781580891097
Keywords: humpty, happened, really
Pages: 32
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Or, as his brother Detective Joe Dumpty thinks, was he pushed? This case isn't all its cracked up to be. Suspects are plenty (as are the puns) in this scrambled story of nursery rhyme noir. Was it Little Miss Muffet? There's something not right about her tuffet. Or could it have been Chicken Little, who's always been a little cagey? Or was it the Big Bad Wolf, who's got a rap sheet as long as a moonless night? Joe's on the beat and determined to find the truth. Readers of all ages will delight in the word play and hilarious illustrations in this mystery of what
ISBN: 1561454095, 9781561454099
Keywords: home, parents
Pages: 32
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

The tables are turned and the grown-ups have all the fun in this wickedly silly story of parental mayhem. Two children set off to spend the night at their grandparents'. Throughout the course of the day, the young boy's imagination runs wild as he imagines what his parents are doing while he's 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
ISBN: 1591472407, 9781591472407
Keywords: tattletales, tale, unless, squeal, don
Pages: 2006
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%

With humor and exuberance, a compassionate problem-solving teacher shows classmate piglets who squeal incessantly on each other how to know when to tell and when to solve conflicts themselves. Includes Note to Parents and Teachers. Full-color illustrations.
ISBN: 1557987033, 9781557987037
Keywords: don
Pages: 28
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 100%

When a child's parents tell her they decided to divorce, the lastthing she wants to do is talk about it. Instead, she wants to roar as loudas a lion so she can't hear their painful words, or turn into a fish andhide her tears in the sea, or even become a bird and fly away. But with hermother and father's help, she starts to consider what life will be likeafter the divorce and learns that although some things will change, manyother things will remain the same. Most importantly, she realizes thatalthough her parents may not agree on is that they both love her very muchand will always be her mom
ISBN: 1561452149, 9781561452149
Keywords: grandma
Pages: 32
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

"There's one thing no school can teach you about being a grandma. It's something you already know. And it's the most important thing of all." FIRST-TIME GRANDMOTHER Molly McCool cannot remember the old nursery rhymes and she never did like rocking chairs. Why, she cannot even bake a decent cookie! But it is never too late to relearn old tricks, so Molly enrolls in Grandma University to brush up on her skills. Here, Molly and her classmates are instructed in the grandmotherly arts of cuddling and diapering, making funny faces, babbling in baby talk, and reading the same picture book