Lucy and her grandfather are the focus of this poignant and warm story that teaches that wrinkles are badges of happiness rather than signs of age. Lucy asks Granddad, “Why doesn't your skin fit you? It’s all crinkly,” to which he replies, “Those crinkles are called wrinkles,” each of which he got when he smiled especially big. As Lucy traces Granddad’s joy-filled face, he describes his memories and shares the cause of each linehis wedding day, Lucy’s mother’s birth, precious moments from her childhood, and Lucy’s birth, among others. Beautiful drawings recreate each thoughtful memory, and the recollections showcase an intimate bond between the two generations.
|Product dimensions:||11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Kathryn England is the author of Archie Cupid and Lizzie Imp, NewBjorn, Reborn, Saving Arthur, and many short stories. Richard McFarland is a painter and a printer. He lives in Huntley, Illinois.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this heartwarming dialogue between Granddad and his granddaughter Lucy, the lost art of storytelling emerges as the vehicle whereby the elder recounts the happy events behind his every "crinkle." This inter-generational story puts a positive spin on the aging process, sending the message that it's important to appreciate, reflect upon, and enjoy one's journey through life. Its beautiful scrapbook-style illustrations by Richard McFarland enhance and enrich the tale, bringing to life the joyous occasions that the mentor reminisces about with his curious little prodigy. At a time when communicating by laptop is all but replacing sitting and visiting atop a lap, this read-aloud offers a refreshingly creative way to trip down Memory Lane. I found myself yearning for more lap-time with my own grandparents. Do yourself a favor: find a lap, connect with someone special, share this book, and get ready to pass along a few wrinkles of your own.