Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
In Grandad’s Island, Davies explores the sensitive topic of losing a grandparent. The story is subtly told, but the illustrations are bright and eye-catching. Syd’s grandfather lives nearby and Syd can go to his house any time he wants. One day, Grandad invites Syd to see his attic. Syd and Grandad end up taking an adventure to a special island. Once there, Grandad decides to stay and Syd must travel home alone.
I am a huge fan of using picture books to help young children understand sensitive topics. While Grandad’s Island explores the topic of losing a grandfather, Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola explores the topic of losing a grandmother (a great-grandmother).
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review.
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