Thursday, 23 August 2012

My Grandpa by Marta Altes (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

July 2012, Macmillan Children's Books
28 pages, Hardback
Review copy

Themes: families, love, the elderly, signs which sometimes are associated with being old, compassion, everyone can both teach and learn in life, some humour, lots of love, a tissue may be needed.

Summary from Macmillan

My Grandpa is getting old. But that's how he is, and that's why I love him.

A moving and memorable book about the very special relationship between an elderly grandfather and his adoring grandson, this unique look at old age through the eyes of a young bear is big-hearted, poignant and beautifully observed.

Nayuleska's thoughts
My heart was warm and fuzzy from cover to cover. The colour and design of the illustrations are simple, yet convey deep and meaningful sentiments. Sometimes it can be a bit of hard work being with an aging family member, but they have a lot to give if you just love them. Children of all ages should read this book.

Find out more on Marta's website.

Suggested read
For another sweet read which you will need a box of tissues is Missing Mummy by Rebecca Cobb

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