I call it a children’s book. Grandpa Ron calls it a grandparent’s book. Read it and decide for yourself! The kids enjoy talking about the activities and details in the pictures. The adults remember their own special moments – either as kids with their grandparents or as grandparents with their grandkids. Oh, and moms and dads get their own flashbacks, too!
I do it, too!!
The book is on Amazon!
Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! is an Award-Winner in the category of Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit! JPX Media announced the winners and finalists of THE 2010 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 18, 2010.
Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! was on display at the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair from October 6-10 with International Titles.
It was on display in the New Title Showcase exhibit at BookExpo America, the country’s single largest book fair and annual gathering for the publishing industry, covering all genres of books, from May 25-27 in New York City.
What is the book about, you ask?
Every day experiences turn into special moments for Grandpa Ron and Grandson Austin. The book captures some of those moments: Memories of compassion, character, patience and love. It is a picture book with Austin-like sentences to describe the pictures. Most of the pictures are from photographs when 2 and a half year old Austi spent a week with us in Reno. Others are from Seal Beach and Long Beach, CA and the Portland, OR area. I turned the photos into drawings using a photo application plug-in.
It illustrates the message that we may seldom be given the opportunity to know the impact we make on another, even very young, individual. Live as though it will happen always and then cherish the memories.
The story has a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level of 1.8.
The book is printed in the USA.
There are some blank pages at the end of the book for you to put your favorite family photos or memories or the kids could draw themselves with their family. When they are all grown up 20 years later it will be fun to rediscover those special pages at the end!
Here are the id numbers:
Library of Congress Control Number: 2009903142
Amazon.com only sells the soft cover copy. If you are interested in a hard cover copy, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Librarians, schools and retailers can order through Ingram Book Company.
Here are some of the pictures:
The day begins before I awake up!
But then I do!
… I always say, “Grandpa, do it!” for Grandpa to buckle and unbuckle my car seat belt. …
… We explore new places.
Grandpa treks to the river.
I trek, too! …
Check out ideas and activities to do with kids at my blog page on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com