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Grandpa Hugs by Laura Neutzling . . . what a sweet book for children! Both of my grandfathers passed away a long time ago. I loved them both dearly and I miss them every single day. Grandpa Hugs brought back a lot of sweet memories of them. This cute little book is about the things children do with their grandpas. They visit their favorite places, enjoy ice cream together, and laugh at jokes. They take walks, play games, read, and pray together. The characters in the book are all animals. Children who read this book will enjoy watching bunnies, monkeys, elephants, sheep, giraffes, tigers, owls, dogs, bears, and even wolves make memories with their grandpas. Grandpa Hugs is a great book for grandfathers to keep at home to read with their grandchildren when they come to visit. Parents who read this book to their children should find it as a useful tool for teaching children to love, honor, and respect their grandfathers.
Grandpa Hugs is a new 2017 publication. It is a durable board book so it should last through lots and lots of book-loving. It is well illustrated with appealing soft colors by Cee Biscoe.
My in-home daycare children love it and I’m sure your kids will love it too. Get your copy by clicking the link below.
I’ve created a few printables to go along with the book. If you have children who are learning to read, you will find the vocabulary cards helpful. This book is intended for toddlers, but my 4 year old kids enjoyed it too. My older kids were the inspiration for the vocabulary cards and the graph below. I made 10 cards using different words that were used in the book and also 10 cards using the names of the animal characters in the book. If you like, you can print out two sets of the cards, lay them face-down, and play a concentration game.
I created a little class graph for my kids to color. In my small group, I told each child to color one box that describes his or her favorite thing to do with his or her grandpa. Their choices were: church, Grandpa’s house, ice cream shop, library, and the toy store. They had a hard time choosing just one thing so I let them color in more than one. My little crew loves spending time with their grandpas! If you choose to download the printable, I’ve included a blank copy of this graph for your kids to color.
Click the link below to download the free printable which includes 20 vocabulary cards and a blank copy of the graph above.