First sentence: In down-to-earth language that harbors strong emotion, Rylant recounts the festive celebration of the relatives' stay and the ensuing sadness when they depart. What's the Name o...: It's a joyous book: I've read a number of other similar books as well by other authors this week but this was the one that "worked" for me.
Then it was into the house and so much laughing and shining faces and hugging in the doorways. This is a great learning experience for children to learn some geography. Read aloud.
When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. When I read this book to my students this week they not only thought it was hilarious but they were also able to relate in many different ways.
But we wouldn't stay there to sleep, although those visiting would. After a long visit, the relatives packed up their car and drove back to Virginia and once they returned they all dreamt about the next summer.
Then they sleep all over each other and the floor. The book has a great story line that keeps young readers intrigued to find out what happens on the family's trip to visit relatives.
They show some of the truth of what happens when family gathers: I have been reading-and rereading- The Relatives Came repeatedly over the past week. The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant ,.
We lived very close to my paternal grandparents but some of my aunts, uncles and cousins didn't and so when they would come to visit, we would all gather at my grandparents to visit and hug and play. Feb 16, 2016 Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: The auther describes the different things the families help each other with and how they help enhance each others lives.
Overall the combination of the value and mixture of hues, gives the pictures a joyful mood.