Grandpa for Sale
Grandpa for Sale
Flashlight Press, Hardcover, 9780972922586, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2007
"Writers' League of Texas Teddy Children's Book Award 2007 winner, short works"
"2008 Storytelling World Resource Award winner"
As her Grandpa naps on the sofa, Lizzie minds the family antique store. When the extravagantly rich Mrs. Bradley Larchmont III enters the shop and begins a buying spree, she refuses to leave without bargaining for an unexpected item . . . Lizzie's Grandpa As the stakes rise, Lizzie imagines all of the fabulous things she could buy with the money she is offered. But what fun would a sailboat, an ice cream parlor, or an amusement park be without Grandpa? Readers will enjoy the clever play between gray tones and vivid color that illustrates Lizzie's growing conflict. This farcical storyline, coupled with vibrant paintings, ultimately stresses the importance of family and friendship over material possessions and selfish, money-driven desires.
Winner of the 2008 North Texas Book Festival Book Award in the children's book (fiction) category
"[An] amusing story to warm any grandparent's heart." Children's Literature
"This charming, simple story pits love of things against love of people, with hopeful results for young readers. The wonderfully detailed illustrations by T. Kyle Gentry add to the repeat pleasures of the book." MyShelf.com
"This clever book shows young readers that there are some things in life that are priceless." Through the Looking Glass Review.com
"A fun and imaginative story. The illustrations by T. Kyle Gentry are bright and blend seamlessly with the story. This is definitely a must-have for those rainy spring days." Fandangle Magazine.com
"[The] humorous and highly detailed . . . illustrations expand upon the clever, sprightly text." Illinois Bureau County Republican
"My girls have asked for me to read it every day this past week and I do so gladly." APicturePerfectEducation
"[The authors] easily buy their way into your heart with this clever story which is wonderfully illustrated." Greensheet Education Foundation, announcing Grandpa for Sale as their Book of the Month (July 2007)