Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Fearless Grandpa

The Fearless Grandpa by Mary Esparza-Vela is a cute and amusing book. 

It's about a visiting grandfather who tells his grandkids not-very-scary ghost stories and claims to be fearless.

But then something happens that scares him a lot.

I don't want to spoil the book by giving away what scared him, but it's funny.

This is a sweet portrayal of the relationship between a child and her aging grandfather.

The illustrations are cute, too, but I have a problem with them. The names of the characters sound Spanish but the pictures don't make them look that way. However that's a minor point and most kids won't notice it.

I think this is a book lots of kids will enjoy.

1 comment:

penelope anne cole said...

Hi Jan, thanks for your great review of Mary Esparza-Vela's new book. It's a sweet story, and I reviewed it, too.
http://penelopeannecole.blogspot.comWishing Mary much success.