Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Children's picture book recommendation

'When Grandpa Sang' came across my path a few months ago.  I love seeing great books written by Australian authors and I'm keen to support good writing.

Written by Margaret Just (from Adelaide) it tells the story of a Grandpa who wants to sing and loves to sing, but is really quite bad at it (even the people in the church find him hard to listen to).  He has singing lessons, learns to sing and everyone loves listening to him.

This book has beautifully hand drawn, colourful illustrations with repetitive text that is great for pre readers.

You can actually read the whole book here http://www.whengrandpasang.com/read-the-story.html and you can order your own copy from the website.  I'm thinking of getting a few for my present box.  

1 comment:

Graham and Heather said...

Just to reassure you, I promise not to give in to the overwhelming urge to sing when I come to visit!