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I Love Grandpa

I Love Grandpa

by Lizi Boyd
     
 

Sweet simplicity and beguiling artwork combine in books any grandma or grandpa will love. A perfect surprise for Mother’s or Father’s Day!

What’s not to love? When a small child visits with Grandma, she has the best time eating pretend breakfast in bed, doing headstands in yoga, and exploring the flowers in the garden. And when a little

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Sweet simplicity and beguiling artwork combine in books any grandma or grandpa will love. A perfect surprise for Mother’s or Father’s Day!

What’s not to love? When a small child visits with Grandma, she has the best time eating pretend breakfast in bed, doing headstands in yoga, and exploring the flowers in the garden. And when a little one is with Grandpa, he has lots of adventures: learning to make a grass whistle, burying treasures in the sand, and making up stories together. With fresh colors, delicate patterns, and delightful characters, these Super Sturdy Picture Books by Lizi Boyd capture the simple moments shared and treasured by grandparent and grandchild.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
A little frog experiences simple, fun adventures when her parents go away and she gets to stay with Grandma. A few sentences on each page describe what happens during the visit. The little frog is gently tucked into bed, then gets up early to play a "What's for breakfast" guessing game. After that, she and Grandma visit a yoga class, go swimming, identify different flowers with Grandma, play dress-up and more. The overall text lets listeners understand that they are safe and can have fun with a grandparent. This would be a good book to use to prepare children for such visits. Illustrations depicting the little frog and Grandma in their settings add humor to the cozy story. The book is well-sized for little hands, has thick pages that would stand up to wear, and the cover corners are gently rounded. It is from the "Super Sturdy Picture Book" series. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal

PreS

A young frog spends the day on his grandpa's farm. They ride the tractor together as they mow the lawn and hum a song. In the barn, they tidy up the tools. Their activities continue throughout the day, including a stop at a diner for grilled cheese sandwiches. When they return home, they sit on the couch and Grandpa makes up stories and takes Frog out to the barn to show him baby birds in a nest. This is a quiet story illustrated in deep pastel gouache. Although it portrays a very busy day and a warm, loving relationship, there is no beginning or ending, which might be unsatisfying to many children.-Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763637279
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Series:
Super Sturdy Picture Books Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Lizi Boyd has written and illustrated many books for children. Among them are I LOVE MOMMY and I LOVE DADDY, which she calls "simple little books about love, thought, nurturing, and care between a parent and child." She lives in Norwich, Vermont.

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