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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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