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Children's Fiction Multigenerational


by (author) Chema Heras

illustrated by Rosa Osuna

translated by Helen Mixter

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

    Publish Date
    May 2020
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


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.”

An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids

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)

Other titles by Helen Mixter