Grandpa and the Kingfisher

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“Grandpa’s face was smiling like the spring sun. His eyes were sparking like the river” as he spots the delicate wings of a kingfisher. His grandson watches with inquisitive eyes and wonders how he notices this mysterious and eloquent bird so readily. Over the following days, and even months, Grandpa teaches him to search for and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Through them, his grandchild learns about the precious cycle of life in relation to animals as well as humans. When the unexpected happens, the young boy reflects on his grandfather’s words and finds the comfort he needs.

This is a thoughtful, heartfelt story that will appeal to those who love the outdoors and all that inhabit its beautiful landscape. It will also likely touch and bring solace to those who have lost someone special in their lives, especially a grandparent. The target audience for this meaningful tale is children ages five to nine, though their parents will likely find it authentic and moving, too. It’s full of expressive illustrations that appear in earthy tones splashed with colorful shades of blue and green. The author uses gorgeous imagery to enhance the narrative and add richness and depth to the text.

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Author Anna Wilson, Sarah Massini
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Nosy Crow
Publish Date 15-Aug-2023
ISBN 9798887770178 Buy this Book
Issue October 2023
Category Children's


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