Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Time Together: Me and Grandpa - a book review

Grandpa quotes:

Today's featured book:

Title:  Time Together: Me and Grandpa
Author:  Maria Catherine
Illustrator: Pascal Campion
Ages:  2-6

A peek inside is always fun:

My take on the book:

Sometimes simple is just the best.  This adorable book documents precious moments spent with Grandpa.  Quality time, abounding love, and special relationships are portrayed in scenarios of fishing, gardening, fixing, kite flying, building,  grilling, late night snacking, star gazing and many, many more.

The illustrator captures the tenderness of these moments by giving the characters direct eye contact,  abundant smile-sharing, close, snuggly body contact and an overall feeling of contentment and happiness by just spending time together. These are treasured times between a grandchild and a Grandpa that they will hold in their hearts for a lifetime.  These unforgettable memories being passed from one generation to the next will surely influence how that grandchild will be when he/she too becomes a Grandpa or Grandma.  They will remember those heart-encounters .... and so the legacy will go.  The overall message of the book....  ANYTIME is the right and best time to spend with Grandpa!"  Amen.

About the author and illustrator:

Maria Catherine is the pseudonym for the writing team of Kay Maria Fraser and Christianne Catherine Jones. Both live in Minnesota.

Pascal Campion is a French-American illustrator and animator. He studied narrative illustration at Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg in France. Pascal has worked in a wide variety of media, from games and music videos to feature films and books. He revels in the company of his wife and daughter and finds it very hard to write about himself. He works in a studio with high ceilings in San Francisco.

Book Review Rating:  8 (Fantastic!)

Read on and read always!  May your day be spectacular......

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