I Love You, Grandpa

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"The special bond between young and old plays out sweetly in this happy picture book." — BOOKLIST

Grandpa has come to stay for the weekend, and Mom is off to work. Stanley's brothers and sisters want to play soccer or jump-rope or bouncing, but Grandpa and Stanley aren't too good at those games. What they do have a special talent for is snuggling, as they discover when Stanley sings Grandpa a song, and they both fall asleep. No wonder Stanley ...

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Overview

"The special bond between young and old plays out sweetly in this happy picture book." — BOOKLIST

Grandpa has come to stay for the weekend, and Mom is off to work. Stanley's brothers and sisters want to play soccer or jump-rope or bouncing, but Grandpa and Stanley aren't too good at those games. What they do have a special talent for is snuggling, as they discover when Stanley sings Grandpa a song, and they both fall asleep. No wonder Stanley loves his grandpa the best of all!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
As Mother left for work, she told the three older children to look after Stanley. When Stanley asked who he could look after, she told him to take care of Grandpa. Grandpa tried to join his grandchildren in their games. Rex wanted to play soccer, but Grandpa missed the ball and Stanley fell over it. Queenie got tangled up in the rope she was trying to jump because Grandpa and Stanley could not swing it high enough. Flora brought out the jumping ball. Grandpa was too big to make it jump and Stanley was too small. All of this activity wore Grandpa out. He sat down in a lawn chair. Stanley climbed in his lap and sang him a song. When Mother returned home, she found Grandpa and all four of the children sleeping. Large colorful pictures depict a loving family of cats dressed and acting like people. A cozy story for sharing with young children. 2004, Candlewick Press, Ages 3 to 6.
—Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Stanley, the adorable star of A Present for Mom (Candlewick, 2002), returns in this loving story about a feline family. Grandpa is visiting for the weekend, so when Mom leaves for work, he stays to look after the rather active kittens. The older siblings draft him into playing soccer, jumping rope, and bouncing on a large ball, but his strengths do not lie in these areas. After Grandpa sits down with a tired sigh, Stanley, the youngest, snuggles close and sings a soothing tune about his love for his grandfather. Before long, the whole group dozes off. Later, a newly refreshed Grandpa takes everyone to the playground. Complete with black-and-white family "photos" scattered across the endpapers, the exuberant cartoon illustrations work perfectly with the endearing text. A delightful choice for reading aloud or for family sharing.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
When Grandpa comes to spend the weekend, Mom goes off to work, leaving Rex, Flora, and Queenie to look after Stanley, their younger brother. Stanley's job is to look after Grandpa. Each child has an idea of how to spend the day, but Grandpa and Stanley (who just wants to go to the playground) can't play their games. The siblings go off to play by themselves, leaving Grandpa and Stanley to make do. Noticing that Grandpa is tired, Stanley tells him he will look after him and sing him a song, just like Mom does for him. Curled up together on a chair, Stanley sings everyone to sleep with a sweet song about loving his Grandpa. When Mom returns, Grandpa rewards Stanley for taking such good care of him by taking him to swing-at the playground. Kubick's illustrations gently portray a lovable cat family and by adding details and drawing out facial expressions, she has extended the story for those who are careful observers. A wonderful selection for the littlest one in any family and for the grandpa that is special in his or her life. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763627485
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 4/11/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 859,118
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.44 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Vivian French has written many acclaimed books for children, including the first book to feature Stanley, A PRESENT FOR MOM. She says, "Dana (and I think she's so clever!) has drawn Stanley to look exactly like my cat, Louis. But he talks and thinks like my daughter Nancy. She's the youngest of four, just like Stanley, and she says it doesn't make life easy!" Vivian French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dana Kubick has designed everything from greeting cards to teddy-bear-shaped ice-cream cones. Her work has been widely exhibited, and she has illustrated a number of children's books, including A PRESENT FOR MOM. She says, "I fell in love with Stanley and nearly expected him to appear around the corner of my drawing table. My friends would ask after him as if he were the newest member of our family. I think, in a way, he is." Dana Kubick lives in London.

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