Donnie and his grandmother, who is in a wheelchair, take an imagined walk to the seashore and smell the salty breeze, walk barefoot on the warm sand, observe animals, and build a sand castle.
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Gramma sits in the sun parlor in her wheelchair. When Donnie visits, they have a ritual. "Where shall we walk today?" Gramma asks. Donnie chooses one of their favorite paths. Today it is along the seashore. He settles down on a hassock next to the wheelchair, and off they go on their imaginary walk. Gramma and Donnie enjoy their walk every step of the way, and so will the young listeners who join them.Review:
Donnie's Gramma gets around in a wheelchair, but through the magic of imagination, the two of them walk to the beach, listen, feel, and smell the sea; identify prints in the sand; and admire the wildlife. No big deal is made of Gramma's condition, nor is the reason for it given; what comes through is total acceptance and intergenerational love. A warm and wonderful story for helping children understand aging... -- School Library Journal "1994"
Donnie and his grandmother, who is in a wheelchair, take an imaginary walk on the beach. Realistic, softly colored watercolor and pencil illustrations juxtapose the dreamers and their vivid imaginings on opposing pages, effectively creating a warm, loving experience for the boy and Gramma. -- Horn Book "1994"
Gramma doesn't really walk now; she's in a wheelchair. But she and Donnie have a splendid game: he chooses where he'd like to explore--today, it's the seashore--and they talk about it together, in loving detail rendered in the full-bleed recto art. It's a simple idea developed with special imagination and care--and the warmly affectionate illustrations of the pair bringing their shared experience to life are especially nice. -- Kirkus Reviews "1993"
With a combination of storytelling and imaginative play, a boy and his Gramma pretend they're walking together at the seashore. She's in a wheelchair; his head is in her lap; together they take a walk where they have been before and make it new. The intimacy and shared adventure has the appeal of stories and games done over and over. -- ALA Booklist "1993"
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0688114806
Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110688114806