Supergrandpaby David M. Schwartz, Bert Dodson (Illustrator), Bert Dodson (Illustrator)
So what if the judges tell Gustav he's too old to enter a 1,000-mile bicycle race? He'll ride along--and maybe even win! Young and old will thrill to the true story of a grandfather who isn't about to let anyone tell him, "Go home to your rocking chair". Full color.
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.60(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.16(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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Super Grandpa, a children's picturebook that will appeal to all ages, is the true story of a 66-year-old Swedish bike rider who won a national bike race -- that they wouldn't let him enter because he was "too old." I bought it for an 82-year-old bike rider I know, and he loved it. Readers of all ages will be inspired by Gustaf's determination, his love of life, and his fine example of someone who followed his dream.
Have you ever heard of the Hare and the Tortoise? Well, this story is something like that. The main character is Gustaf Hakansson. The story takes place in Sweden. Gustaf was reading the paper and saw an ad that said a bike race. He went to see the judges and they said he could not enter the race. He went home but not to his rocking chair. He muttered, 'They can't keep me off the road, but they can keep me out of the race.' He got ready for the long ride ahead. He rode 600 miles to the starting line, and he got there right when the race was starting. The race started and Gustaf rode through the night, and he only got a few hours of sleep. Do you think Gustaf will win? Read the book and find out.
Have you ever seen a grandpa ride a bike in the Tour of Sweden? This story takes place in Sweden. The grandpa's name is Gustaf. People say Gustaf is too old to ride in the Tour of Sweden. He did not think so. He said he was strong and fit. Then Gustaf said, 'They can keep me out of the race but not off the road.' The next day he rode all the way to where the race started. That was 600 miles. He made a number 0 out of scrap cloth to pin on his back because all the other racers had numbers. The race began, and Gustaf was behind all the other racers. If you want to find ou the end, read the book. We liked the book because it was never boring, and we would recommend this book to people that like races. Also readers who like people who give it all they've got would like to book.
Have you ever seen a grandpa that can ride a bike? In the book Supergrandpa, Gustaf reads an ad in the newspaper about a bike race that goes over 1,000 miles in Sweden. Gustaf goes to sign up for the bike race, but the judges say, 'You're too old, you might collapse in the middle of the race.' He decides to enter the race anyway. Gustaf rides 600 miles to the race. He found some fabric and made it into the number zero to stitch on his back since he didn't have a number. Each day of the race Gustaf took a rest in the middle of the night and slept for three hours. On the third morning Gustaf was the first one to arrive in the little town of Lulea. Everyone gave Gustaf food and juice. Then Gustaf continued in the race, and a little girl shouted out, 'Look, it's Supergrandpa!' One man said, 'You're almost there! Don't look back! You're going to win!' But he looked back and one racer was catching up. If you want to know what happens next, you can read the book. We liked the book because it was funny and exciting. If kids like races, they might like to read this book.