Grandpa's Girls

by Nicola I. Campbell and Kim LaFave

On a visit to her grandpa’s house, a little girl and her cousins run through... read more

On a visit to her grandpa’s house, a little girl and her cousins run through the farm fields, play among the chickens, investigate the root cellar, swing in the barn, tease the neighbor’s pig, and try to figure out what the grown-ups are saying when they speak Interior Salish. The kids also explore the attic (“We step sneaky steps on tiptoe across the creaky floor”), hunt for the candy jar (“We suck until our lips turn colors: red, blue and green”), and ask Grandpa to tell them about Yayah (Grandma), whom they don’t remember. Most of all the visit is filled with love for the man who is “our everything: elder, gardener, chef, businessman, rancher, cowboy ... But best of all, he’s Grandpa.” Nicola I. Campbell’s lively tribute to her grandfather brims with delightful details while Kim LaFave’s blithe illustrations capture the spirited warmth and fun. (Ages 4–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012

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