A boy and his grandfather are going to spend a weekend together, and they will share their favorite (and not-so-favorite) things. They won't be wearing any fancy clothes or eating any funny-looking food-if they can avoid it. But they'll be trading knock-knock jokes, drinking hot chocolate, watching machines at a construction site, and lots more. Grandparents and grandchildren alike will see themselves in these appealing characters.
"The love this grandfather and grandchild have for each other fills every page. A good read-aloud selection for the younger crowd and a nice addition to grandparents' collections of books to share." (Kirkus Reviews)
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Carol Diggory-Shields is the author of many works for children including the poetry booksLunch Money, Almost Late to School, andAfter the Bell Rings. She currently works as a childrens librarian and previously worked with children as a recreational therapist. She lives in northern California.
How does a grandfather enjoy time with his grandson (and vice versa)? Shields (Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp) counts the ways in this winsome picture book. "My favorite person in the world is coming for a visit," the narrator announces as a cheery watercolor illustration depicts grandfather and grandson greeting each other. The narrator then imagines all the fun things in store: sharing knock-knock jokes, snacks ("We love hot chocolate, with as many marshmallows as we want!"), a game of dominoes ("I hate to lose. Come on, just one more game") and a ride in the car with the top down ("Even when it's freezing"). But as the list of favorite pursuits draws to a close, readers will be surprised to learn who has been doing the talking. Skillfully blending warmth and youthful exuberance, Shields's lighthearted and immediate text holds appeal for a wide range of readers. Debut illustrator Nakata serves up a series of perky vignettes that seemingly dance on the white page. She creates a coziness with loose lines, homey details and plenty of smiling facesAsomething like a blend of the styles of Elisha Cooper, Holly Berry and Jennifer Plecas. If her approach is not wholly original, it's pleasing and easily captures the protagonists' tenderness and talent for fun. Ages 3-7. (Aug.)
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Book Description Puffin, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110142301906
Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0142301906 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0965707