Monday, May 4, 2009

Review of A Walk With Grandpa/Un paseo con abuelo

One sunny day, Daniela and her grandpa went for a walk.
They played a silly word game as they walked along.

Un día soleado, Daniela y su abuelo salieron de paseo.
Mientras caminaban, iban jugando un simpático juego de palabras

Thus begins this sweet, heart-warming bilingual children's picture book about the tender, special love that exists between a grandfather and a granddaughter.

As grandfather and granddaughter, hand in hand, take a walk through the woods, they discover and share the beauty of nature around them. And as they do so, they express how much they mean to each other. It's interesting to see the affectionate phrases both in English and Spanish.

A Walk With Grandpa/Un paseo con abuelo is a touching book and the perfect story to share in those quiet moments between a child and her grandfather. The text is simple, making the translations clearly understandable for young readers. The illustrations, in soft pastel colors, are beautiful and possess a serene, calming effect that matches the tone of the writing. This is a fine addition to any home, library or class bookshelf.

More info:

Full–Color • 9 x 11 • 32 pages
Jacketed Hardcover or Paperback
Reading Level 2.1
Publication Date: May 2009
Written by Sharon K. Solomon
Illustrated by Pamela Barcita

To purchase the book and learn about the author and illustrator, visit Raven Tree Press.

Read my interview with the Editor of Raven Tree Press.

--Mayra Calvani is the author of two children's books: Crash! and The Magic Violin.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

That sounds like such a great story. There needs to be more books on the importance of grandparents in children's lives.