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.
About 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.