A Walk With Grandpa / Un Paseo Con Abuelo

Summary:

Daniela and her grandfather enjoy a walk through the woods together. All along the way they express their love by saying about how they see each other. For example, Grandpa says "You are my earth," and Daniela replies "You are my sky."


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Beautiful illustrations engage readers and slows them down to enjoy the moment. Readers want to just sit and hold the book because they want that feeling to linger.

Content Awareness Factors:

None!


Young Reader Reaction

The girl on the cover attracted my daughter's attention. She instantly saw herself and her grandfather in that image. There aren't a lot of words, but the illustrations are captivating, and we spent lots of time just looking at the imagery.

Parent Reaction

This is a beautiful book in illustration and words. The sentiments are heartfelt, but expressed in a way that even young children would be able to embrace the feelings. It would make a lovely gift for a grandparent.

Type of Book:
This is a picture-book poem that celebrates the relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter.
Educational Themes:

This is a book all about love. Grandpa and Daniela describe their feelings in complementary pairs, and this may be a way to introduce a game with your own kids. The text is quite simple and basic vocabulary is repeated often, so if you are interested in introducing a second language in your house, this is a nice choice.

Reading Level:
0.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
5 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 6
Age of child:
Read with a 9-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a beautiful book that is meant to be shared. It would make a very nice gift for a grandfather.

Title A Walk with Grandpa / Un paseo con abuelo
Author Sharon K Solomon
Publisher Raven Tree Press © 2009
Illustrators Pamela Barcita
ISBN 9781932748901
Material Hard Cover
Cost $7.95
Genres Family, Poetry, Foreign Language | Bilingual, Latin America | Latine People
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