Granpa by John Burningham

Title: Granpa
Author: John Burningham
Illustrator: John Burningham
Publisher: Red Fox Publishers (2003)
ISBN: 9780099434085
 
Granpa by John Burningham is a thoughtful
picture book that promotes themes of bereavement, self-management and family.
 
A young girl and her granpa share a special bond. They enjoy singing, dancing, eating ice cream and fishing. Using their imagination they go on adventures to the rainforest while in granpa’s greenhouse. As her beloved grandfather grows ill, the girl sits on his knee talking about new adventures. “Tomorrow shall we go to Africa, and you can be the captain?” The book ends with the girl looking at her granpa’s empty armchair.

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