Keeping Up with Roo

Title

Keeping Up with Roo

Illustrator

Dan Andreasen

Publisher

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780399234804

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Gracie has always had a special bond with her Aunt Roo, who is mentally disabled, but that relationship starts to change when Gracie begins school.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Developmental disability; adult with a developmental disability; mentally disabled

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother

Awards

Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award, 2006, Winner, Mental Disabilities
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004 Ages 5 to 9

Keywords

aunt; friendship; playing; farm; special relationship; growth; growing up

Diversity Impact

direct

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