Book Description

An encouraging, celebratory journey through the major milestones of childhood told through a conversation-in-verse between child and grandparent.

This short, joyful, rhyming picture book tells a simple story of growing up and nurturing a special relationship with a grandparent. It depicts the major milestones a young child reaches in the early years of development, such as walking, learning to eat independently, riding a bike, beginning to write and draw, and finally going to school. Each stanza and double spread depicts this growth and development in progression, and the text alternates between child and Grandpa, who share each experience with humour and joy!

“Simple but colorful illustrations of these anthropomorphic mice make the book feel light and delightful. … a celebration of the uniqueness of the child-grandparent relationship.” —Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)

“The word, ‘wacko’ appears in every second stanza, indicating it is the grandfather speaking, using an old Australian expression not often used today which recognises delight and pleasure. Young children will delight in the new found word, repeating the stanzas after the reader, learning them for themselves, following the interaction between the older man and the child, recognising the humour that lies in the words.” —ReadPlus

The Author-illustrator

Ali Durham is an Australian author / illustrator, as well as a qualified art and early childhood teacher. Her passion for children’s books has taken her to faraway places, including London and Italy, where she studied children’s book illustration. Ali loves spending time with her two children, bush walking, reading, playing in a band, and creating books in her messy studio in the Adelaide Hills.

Age Range: 3-5

RRP: $24.99

ISBN: 978-1-76036-073-3

Juvenile Fiction / Family/Multigenerational

Book Details
Ali Durham
Ali Durham
25.0 cm in H · 25.0 cm in W · 36 pages
Release Date:
October 2020
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