Grandpa for Sale

Grandpa for Sale

by Dotti Enderle, Vicki Sansum, T. Kyle Gentry
     
 

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Writers' League of Texas Teddy Children's Book Award 2007 winner, short works

2008 Storytelling World Resource Award winner

As her Grandpa naps on the sofa, Lizzie minds the family antique store. When the extravagantly rich Mrs. Bradley Larchmont III enters the shop and begins a buying spree, she refuses to leave without bargaining for an

Overview

Writers' League of Texas Teddy Children's Book Award 2007 winner, short works

2008 Storytelling World Resource Award winner

As her Grandpa naps on the sofa, Lizzie minds the family antique store. When the extravagantly rich Mrs. Bradley Larchmont III enters the shop and begins a buying spree, she refuses to leave without bargaining for an unexpected item . . . Lizzie’s Grandpa! As the stakes rise, Lizzie imagines all of the fabulous things she could buy with the money she is offered. But what fun would a sailboat, an ice cream parlor, or an amusement park be without Grandpa? Readers will enjoy the clever play between gray tones and vivid color that illustrates Lizzie’s growing conflict. This farcical storyline, coupled with vibrant paintings, ultimately stresses the importance of family and friendship over material possessions and selfish, money-driven desires.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Winner of the 2008 North Texas Book Festival Book Award in the children's book (fiction) category

"[An] amusing story to warm any grandparent's heart." —Children's Literature

"This charming, simple story pits love of things against love of people, with hopeful results for young readers. The wonderfully detailed illustrations by T. Kyle Gentry add to the repeat pleasures of the book."  —MyShelf.com

"This clever book shows young readers that there are some things in life that are priceless."  —Through the Looking Glass Review.com

"A fun and imaginative story. The illustrations by T. Kyle Gentry are bright and blend seamlessly with the story. This is definitely a must-have for those rainy spring days."  —Fandangle Magazine.com

"[The] humorous and highly detailed . . . illustrations expand upon the clever, sprightly text."  —Illinois Bureau County Republican

"My girls have asked for me to read it every day this past week and I do so gladly."  —APicturePerfectEducation

"[The authors] easily buy their way into your heart with this clever story which is wonderfully illustrated."  —Greensheet Education Foundation, announcing Grandpa for Sale as their Book of the Month (July 2007)

Akron Beacon Journal
The comical story by Dotti Enderle and Vicki Sansum is complemented by the downright amazing illustrations by T. Kyle Gentry. . . . Heck, forget the kids. This one's good enough to put in your library.
Children's Literature
[An] amusing story to warm any grandparent's heart
APicturePerfectEducation.com
[The] humorous and highly detailed . . . illustrations expand upon the clever, sprightly text.
Illinois Bureau County Republican
My girls have asked for me to read it everyday this past week and I do so gladly.
Writing for Children Center.com
Here's a new picture book destined to become a favorite of children of all ages everywhere!
TheReadingTub.com
A heart-warming tale of love and child-like wonder. I highly recommend it!
Through the Looking Glass Review.com
This clever book shows young readers that there are some things in life that are priceless.

Fandangle Magazine.com
A fun and imaginative story.

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz
This amusing story to warm any grandparent's heart begins at Oldman's Antiques, where Lizzie is dusting and minding the store while her grandpa naps and her mother has stepped out. Mrs. Bradley Larchmont the Third stops in with her poodle, Giselle, to browse. After selecting a few items, Mrs. Larchmont notices grandpa asleep on the settee, and demands to know how much he costs. Lizzie explains nervously that he is not for sale. Then Mrs. Larchmont begins to make offers. As the amount rises from five hundred to a thousand on up to fifty thousand dollars, Lizzie's imagination goes wild imagining what she could buy with each. But then she realizes that she could not enjoy the treehouse, or even an entire amusement park, without her grandpa. Out goes Mrs. Larchmont in a huff, for it's "No sale." Black and white drawings create the jumbled details of the shop, while Gentry combines graphite pencil and digital pencil with watercolors and chalk for the characters and Lizzie's imaginative creations. There's a comic, almost cartoon quality to the characters, even the poodle, and particularly to Lizzie's expressions as the bid for grandpa climbs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972922586
Publisher:
Flashlight Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,221,205
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dotti Enderle is the author of 15 children's books, including the Fortune Tellers Club series and The Cotton Candy Catastrophe at the Texas State Fair, a Texas Golden Spur Award nominee. Vicki Sansum works in advertising. They both live in Houston, Texas. T. Kyle Gentry is an illustrator who has worked for the medical, gift card, and toy industries. He lives in Orlando, Florida.

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