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Children's Fiction Multigenerational

Grandparents

by (author) Chema Heras

illustrated by Rosa Osuna

translated by Helen Mixter

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2020
Category
Multigenerational, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771645669
    Publish Date
    May 2020
    List Price
    $22.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

In this funny and heartwarming picture book, a grandfather shows his love and appreciation for a grandmother as he persuades her to attend a local dance with him.

“Fun and feisty—these memorable characters are a delight to know and revisit.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Grandfather is tending his garden when a loudspeaker announces a dance in the local park. He asks Grandmother to join him, but she has many reasons to delay their outing: she needs to put eyeliner around her eyes—which are as sad as a moonless night—and color in her hair—which is as gray as an autumn cloud. Grandfather counters with loving arguments of his own: her sad eyes look like stars and her hair is as perfect and white as a summer cloud.

Playful illustrations complement this touching banter, which culminates in a trip to the dance where Grandmother tells Grandfather, “You are as pretty as the moon.”

About the authors

Chema Heras' profile page

Rosa Osuna's profile page

Helen Mixter is a writer and the translator of several children's books, including the Governor General's Award-winning Harvey.

Helen Mixter's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“This book’s generic title does not hint at what it actually delivers—a warmhearted romance, with a dance party at the end.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Fun and feisty—these memorable characters are a delight to know and revisit.”
Kirkus Reviews  (starred review)

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