It is positively freezing outside here today, we maybe even set a record low. Wow! Glad I am indoors and doing this because anything outside could be dangerous to your health. Cute book for you today, maybe cute isn't the correct word...maybe sweet, heartwarming is best way to describe it. Stay with me as I unwrap....
This book is authored by Lori Stewart. I featured her work a little while ago. You may remember the post ...
Her books have received many rewards and rightly so. Her rhyming is contagious and makes the books so fun to read out loud. Let's unwrap a few pages between the covers to let you have a little peek.
This is the narrator of the story, Grand Paws, a wise old lion who gives advice to grandparents about wondrous places in the world to explore, and how kid's imaginations can be sparked and nurtured enabling them to create, play, romp freely, sing and celebrate their childhood.
"The whole weary world would stop and start staring
At grandchildren dancing and laughing and caring.
And thus would they learn that life is for sharing!
Those are but a few of the things I would do,
If I had as many grandchildren as you."
The story is interjected with fascinating photos of interesting art forms, wonders of the ancient world, and 'pop' culture. There are 41 extraordinary visuals to feast your eyes on. Here's a little taste of what you will find:
This book is suitable for ages 3+. The author wrote this book after talking to a friend who had eleven grandchildren all living nearby. She started pondering what would happen if they descended on her all at once. Oh my! This book is the result of her musings. Her message is positive, uplifting and full of adventure, placing the grandparents in the role of "memory makers." A coveted position indeed and much valued by the younger generation. I highly recommend this book.