Thank You, Grandpa by Lynn Plourde

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This glowing picture book, by turns playful and poignant, portrays the tender relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter as they appreciate nature together over the years. They take their first walk in the woods when the little girl is barely old enough to toddle; their last when Grandfather can only shuffle along. Each walk brings a new discovery-a sneaky snake, flashing fireflies, teardrops on a spiderweb-and sometimes a lesson about saying good-bye. One day the girl walks alone, stronger because she learned from her grandfather how to be grateful for life's fleeting gifts.

Illustrated by Jason Cockcroft.

About Lynn Plourde

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Lynn Plourde is the author of more than twenty children s books and eleven instructional books for teachers. She visits more than one hundred schools and libraries every year, and prides herself on being a "teaching author." She lives in Winthrop, Maine. Jason Cockcroft is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell, Billywise by Judith Nicholls, and Jason and the Golden Fleece by James Riordan. He lives in Whitby, England, with his wife, Lisa, and their two cats. This is his first novel.
Published January 1, 2001 by Dutton Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Soft-focus illustrations in greens and blues, warmed by touches of orange and gold, and set off by warm orange end-papers set the mood for the brief text that tells the story of a young girl and her beloved grandfather.

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