Jacob and his grandfather like to spend time drawing pictures together. But after Papa has a stroke, Jacob is afraid that his Papa will be different. Although Papa's body is healing, Jacob discovers that the love between him and his grandfather will never change.
Suggested age range for readers: 4-8
|Publisher:||Guardian Angel Publishing|
|Edition description:||Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Papa's Suns, written by Kevin McNamee and illustrated by Samantha Bell (Guardian Angel Publishing, June 2015), is an endearing story showing the love and affection between a boy, Jacob, and his grandfather, Papa. Papa and Jacob enjoy spending time and doing simple things together like drawing. Papa creates many wonderful drawings, but Papa's suns are Jacob's favorite. Papa uses repetition in making his suns ("first we make a circle...") which is a great learning tool for children. One day, Jacob learns Papa is in the hospital after having a stroke. Mr. McNamee does a very nice job explaining stroke (only half his face moving and the other droopy with trouble speaking), rehab ("that's where they taught his body how to work again") and recovery ("his body is still learning how to do things again") in terms children can understand which is very helpful for anyone struggling to understand what happens when a family member or loved one suffers a stroke. Ms. Bell's illustrations are so realistic with such terrific detail and really bring the story and characters alive. Children and adults alike will cherish Papa's Suns, a wonderful story showing how, while some things in life change, others stay the same, like the love and bonds between Papa and Jacob and even the simple things enjoyed together, like drawing. Great work! Disclosure: I received this book from the author but this review consists of my honest opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher.
This is a heartwarming story about the sweet. close relationship between a grandfather and his grandson. When his Papa has a stroke, Jacob is frightened by the changes in his Papa. The author is able to gently show, through simple sentences, how the grandfather's stroke doesn't change the love for his grandson, despite the physical changes. It is a story that will tug at your heartstrings. I highly recommend this book.
A poignant, powerful story with gorgeous illustrations. Author Kevin McNamee masterfully captures the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild with his endearing story of Jacob and Papa. Jacob and his Papa share a passion for art and spend countless afternoons drawing together and enjoying snacks. Jacob loves how Papa can draw absolutely anything he requests! Then one day, Papa has a stroke and Jacob fears their relationship will never be the same. However, he soon learns that nothing will change the unbreakable bond they share and Papa's love for him is everlasting. It is not long before the two best buddies are doodling together once again. Artist Samantha Bell's beautiful and sensitive illustrations of Jacob and his grandfather are heartwarming. The colorful, vibrant, and realistic illustrations are a delight to children and remind adults of their own treasured memories of time spent with grandparents. McNamee's theme of resilient and enduring love that stands the test of time and space makes this book a "must have" for any home or school library. It is also a great learning tool for any families desirous of sharing a story with their children to help them realize that despite any health issues grandparents may face as they age, their love for their grandchildren will always be strong and enduring. Highly recommend this book!