Grandma Relives Rollerskating Heyday in Illustrated New Children’s Book
Humorous Adventures Based on True Events of Fun-Loving Grandma and Grandchildren Shared
So when Grandma tells the girls that she has to drive them to an exciting new surprise, they jump at the opportunity. They try to guess the surprise, but even after a hint they are unable to guess it before they arrive to their destination: a roller rink! Eggers writes:
This was scary. I was thinking this might be one of grandma's not so regular times. I wasn't sure this was such a good idea, but what else could we do? We followed Grandma into the building, and looked around at all the people putting their skates on while Grandma went up to the counter and ordered two pairs of skates - one in my size and one in Syd's size. I have to admit she did seem to know what she was doing. Grandma helped us put the skates on and lace them up tight, but when we stood up we were really wobbly! Grandma said she had better skate with us so we wouldn't be so scared, and then she walked back up to the counter to order a pair of skates in her own size. She put these on her own feet, but when she stood up she was wobbly too! She laughed at herself and told us "well, it has been a pretty long time but it will come back - don't worry." The three of us held onto the wall and went out onto the rink where other people whizzed by us.
Soon, they felt more confident in their skates, especially Grandma! As Grandma commits a crucial mistake and tries to skate backwards, she falls on the floor and comes up with a big red elbow. They later find out that the elbow is broken. And though Grandma admits that her rollerskating days are over, Marisa and
Ideal for early-elementary-age children, “Grandmas Don’t Rollerskate” is a playful, humorous tribute to the bond between grandmothers and their grandchildren.
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