Could Be Worse!

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


TO COMMEMORATE THE RELAUNCH OF “READING RAINBOW,” WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 HAVE DEDICATED THIS MONTH’S EXTRA LONG SCHOOL LIBRARY SECTION TO BOOKS FEATURED ON THE EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM. 

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“COULD BE WORSE!” by James Stevenson Illustrations by: James Ste-venson
Publisher: Greenwillow Books ISBN-13: 978-0688070359

To Mary Ann and Louise, Grandpa is pretty boring.  Every day he always eats the exact same thing for breakfast and reads the paper.  And no matter what happens, he always says the same thing: “Could be worse.”  The dog ate the sofa cushion?  “Could be worse.”  Getting a splinter?  “Could be worse.”  The bike has a flat?  “Could be worse.”  A sneaker has a hole in it?  “Could be worse.”  Lost a kite in a tree.  “Could be worse.”  Then one day he surprises them with a story so amazing and so incredible, there’s only one thing they can say about it—and they do and never quite see their “boring” grandpa the same way again.