Written by Katrina Moore
Illustrated by Xindi Yan
little bee books, April 7, 2020
Happy Book Birthday to Grandpa Grumps by Katrina Moore!
I enjoyed this book from the get-go. From front to back, Grandpa Grumps is full of adorable details, tells a perfect story, and bursts with fun colorful illustrations. My grands ask for this one over and over. They are drawn to the story! (I don’t think it’s because they have their own Grandpa Grumps. LOL) Thank you, little bee books, for sending a review copy. #BeeAReader
What I Love About This Book:
~ The adorableness. It’s a thing. Honest.
~ The story about a young girl meeting her grandfather from China for the first time
~ The learning and sharing that goes on between the generations
~ The way the relationships grows between Grandpa Grumps and Daisy
~ A recipe!
~ Perfect illustrations that complement and enhance the story (much adorableness)
~ The story is sweet, but Daisy does face a problem when Grumps doesn’t react the way she imagined. I love how she finally solves the problem.
~ A shining example of creativity and partnership between the author and illustrator
~ Anyone who has relatives from a different country could prepare the way for visits by reading Grandpa Grumps.
Daisy’s Yeh-Yeh is visiting from China, and try as she might, Daisy can’t get her grumpy grandpa to smile!
Daisy’s Yeh-Yeh is visiting for the first time from China, and Daisy is so excited to meet him! She has big plans for all the fun they’ll have together, like tea parties and snow angels, but when Yeh-Yeh arrives, Daisy finds him less jolly than she imagined. Throughout the week, she tries all sorts of things to get him past his grumpiness. Will she be able to make him smile before he goes home?
Kids will love this funny and heartwarming story about overcoming cultural differences and connecting across generations!