Synopses & Reviews
A day spent with a young child at the beach is filled with many minor dramasa lost shoe, a ball that floats too far out into the water, a drippy ice-cream cone. These can be frustrating events for both child and parent, but the daddy in this book finds a way to fix each problem, lovingly and patiently. Why? Because he loves his little girl, of course! This spot-on pairing of words and images is a warm, reassuring, and humorous tribute to dads everywhere.
"Of the many things grandparents excel at, unfailing patience and kindness top the list as two children visit their elder relatives' idyllic farm. Writing in second person, Clements poses theoretical scenarios about how the grandparents might react as the children's enthusiasms get the best of them: 'When you want to help feed the cow but can't lift the hay, your grandmother could say, Hold on there that's way too much!' But each time, the grandparents respond with assistance and understanding. Clements's gentle, knowing writing and Alley's friendly characterizations readily capture the joy of making memories with grandparents. Ages 4 8. Author's agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Emily van Beek, Folio Literary Management (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Give this child's-eye view of a day at the beach with an attentive father high marks for coziness." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews
"Sure to enjoy a long life as a gift book and a bedtime story." BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Pays tribute to a father's unconditional love and patience...the color cartoon illustrations echo the lighthearted mood." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal
andquot;Clementsand#39;s gentle, knowing writing and Alleyand#39;s friendly characterizations readily capture the joy of making memories with grandparents.andquot;
Grandparents are the reassuring heroes in this sweet story about a boy and girl who goand#160;on an overnight visit at their grandmother and grandfather's farm.
As every child knows, grandparents are special. Why? Because they love their grandchildren in their own unique way. Although the boy and girl in this story often make mistakes, their grandparents never lose patience, but help their grandchildren and cheer when they get things right.
Lyrical, soothing words are paired with warm and humorous pictures in this tribute to the unconditional love every grandparent and grandchild share.
About the Author
R. W. Alley is the illustrator of many beloved books, including the Paddington Bear picture book series. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. Visit him a