Granny’s Little Laptop Poem Meanings Summary and Question Answers

Granny’s Little Laptop is a beautiful light mood poem for children. Here are given meanings and solutions to the textbook exercises. The book used is ‘Wind Chimes’. If you have this poem in any other book then tell us and we shall publish solutions to that book also.

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Word Meanings

Prevalent – wide spread and used commonly  

Obsolete – no linger in use  

Immense – great and big 

Scarry – frightening 

Sleek – smooth 

Gage – stare, to look steadily at something for a long time 

Fondly – lovingly 

Wonders – thinks 

Gently – with proper care and attention 

Scared – afraid of 

Take by storm – become popular or renowned in a short time creating a large impact  

Globe – model of earth 

Ecology – the relationship and interaction between the living beings ike humans and the environment 

Enthralled – very interested and excited 

Tete a tete – a private conversation between two people 

Engage – to take part in or get involved in doing something  

Quirky – odd, unusual and strange 

Egyptology – the study of the ancient history, civilisation and culture of Egypt 

Masterpiece – the best work of any writer or artist 

Prose – writing which is not poetry 

Summary: Granny’s Little Laptop

Granny’s Little Laptop’ is a comic and light mood poem written for children. A grandmother is the owner of a new laptop and that has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for her. The narrator, her grandchild, imagines a whole array of things her/his grandmother might put her new exciting toy to. She/He sees her as a much-followed and -discussed ecological blogger. She/He thinks she will use the chance to keep in touch with friends and family to wow them with her conversational skills. Her recipes will earn millions of fans as will her creative writing and her treatise on Egyptology. The very thought of all this makes the narrator’s heart swell with pride about her/his grandmother. The narrator tells that his/her granny is the best one in the world.

Textbook Solutions: Granny’s Little Laptop



  1. a. Granny is being talked about here.
    b. ‘Global tête-à-tête’ implies her conversations with people all over the world.
    c. The family would be very excited to hear from her.
  2. a. To blog is to write—usually in an informal or conversational style—for a regularly updated
    website or web page, typically run by an individual or small group.
    b. The poet says ‘but soon’ to show that even though Granny is uncomfortable with a laptop at
    present, she will get over the discomfort with it as time goes by.
    c. Granny will take the world by storm with her incisive posts on ecology and climate change.
  3. a. ‘It’ refers to Granny’s laptop.
    b. ‘Gently’ shows that Granny is very careful with her new possession.
    c. Subjective question. Any logically argued answer is acceptable.


1. Granny is scared of mice which are animals but here the very association of the same word ‘mouse’ which is used with laptops scared her.

2. Yes, the granny first time gets the laptop, The lines ‘wonders……..’ and ‘what to do…’ justify it.

3. Granny loves a good conversation. She is interested in environmental studies, cooking, creative writing and the history of ancient Egypt.

4. Granny would visit quirky forums to interact with the people of the world.

5. Granny can do blogging on environment and Egyptology, post her recipes, write prose and poetry, and keep touch and engage with her fans all over the world.

6. The poet is very admirable of his/her granny. The poet wants his/her granny to be so successful that the people would beg for more. In the end she/he also says he/she is lucky to have such a celebrity granny.

Poetry Appreciation


1. The exclamation marks help to stress on the effect that the words convey. It seems to imply that Granny will mostly be doing things that are not expected of someone her age.

2. Mouse; net; begging

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Ananya

    I want answer of my book linguistics English reader class 3 granny ‘s little laptop .

    1. Sirji

      I don’t have this book. If you send me the questions then I can help you.

  2. Sanjeet

    Thank you very much for this

  3. Zubeda khatun

    Thank you so much😊

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