303-2 Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

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Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

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1.  Compare Tommy's two Nanas?
Possible Answer:  Tommy's Nana Downstairs was younger than Nana Upstairs.  She could also do more things.  She was stronger.  They were both very kind and loved Tommy very much.


2.  Which of Tommy's Nanas did you like the best and why?
Possible Answer:  I like Nana Upstairs the best.  I liked the things she did with Tommy even if she was old.  She made Tommy very happy.  He really liked to spend time with her.


3.  Describe how you felt when someone close to you died?
Possible Answer:  I was very sad when my dog was hit by a car and died.  My Mom and Dad said, "He's only a dog."  It didn't matter.  I still loved him.  It was just like a person had died.  It took me a very long time to not think about him every day.


4.  Do you agree with Tommy's mother explanation of the falling star?  Why?
Possible Answer:  I liked what Tommy's mother said.  I think it made him feel much better.  His mother was very smart to think of that.


5.  Do you like the ending of this book?
Possible Answer:  I liked the ending very much.  I like the way Tommy explains to himself that he has two Upstairs Nanas now.  They are upstairs in heaven.



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