The Grandpa Book

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By Todd Parr

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$8.99

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$12.99 CAD

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  1. Trade Paperback $8.99 $12.99 CAD
  2. ebook $6.99 $8.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around May 17, 2011. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

With his notable and characteristic vibrant illustrations and simple, but poignant text, Todd Parr celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren. From golfing Grandpas to Grandpas who wiggle their ears, tell stories, and give kisses, this book is a tribute to all the different kinds of Grandpas in the world.

Parr’s messages are funny and reassuring, making this the perfect book for celebrating grandfathers every day. With Parr’s trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes, children will be inspired to appreciate their grandmothers and all the things they do.

The Grandpa Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.

On Sale
May 17, 2011
Page Count
24 pages
ISBN-13
9780316070430

Todd Parr

About the Author

I spent my childhood in a small town in Wyoming. It was a great place to grow up, but I knew the world was out there waiting for me. I first got into children’s publishing in 1998. I was able to take the messages that are part of my art and make them into a satisfying reading experience about acceptance, differences and empowerment for kids to feel better about themselves in a simple, fun way. But I didn’t always have a signature style, and I wasn’t always considered a go-to-voice on emotional wisdom for kids, or addressing relationships that kids want to celebrate or issues that young people have questions about.

In high school, art was a passion of mine, but I failed art class. Because of that failure, I lacked the self-confidence to pursue it further. I worked at many things before finally coming back to my original dream of painting. I continued with my work because I knew being an artist was what I wanted to do with my life.

After trying galleries and not getting anywhere, I was able to show my work at one of Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants, Postrio, in San Francisco, California, (where I have lived for the past 25 years). With a little luck and a lot of persistence, this exhibit led to many other things, including creating merchandise for Macy’s, and eventually on to my own line of clothing for kids. From there, as they say, it’s history. I have a lot of fun creating my books, and I’m proud to know they are helping someone feel better about themselves in a silly, fun way. I’ve put out over 40 books, with more to come, and they’ve been enjoyed by millions of kids and their families. It took a long time, but I’ve come a long way from failing an art class, and I’m glad my fans are here with me for it.

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