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Tibble and Grandpa

Written by Wendy Meddour

Illustrated by Daniel Egnéus

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Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 5+ readers Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

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Find out more about the UKLA Awards 2021.

The UKLA judges highly commended Tibble and Grandpa to reflect how moved children and adults were by this touching intergenerational tale of loss and resilience.  UKLA 2021 3-6 age category.

Tibble and Grandpa Synopsis

A touching intergenerational story of love and resilience.

Tibble loves talking to Grandpa. But Grandpa has stopped listening. Mum says just give him time. But Tibble wants to talk to Grandpa now. . . So Tibble tries his favourite game -TOP THREES! And something amazing happens. Grandpa starts talking again . . .

A moving story about love, loss, and the wonder of families.

Tibble and Grandpa Press Reviews

This is a beautiful book, all rich colour and unusual angles, with some clever touches. - Books for Keeps

A truly important story about the refugee crisis and the power of friendship. Highly recommended.- - School Library Journal

A timely story of displacement, loss, friendship and kindness-universal messages with timeless appeal.- - Booklist, starred review

This warm and touching picturebook, about a child's kindness to another, features children who have crossed a sea from a war to live in a world of tents. Evocative drawings express sadness and hope. - One to Watch Out For - The Sunday Times

Well-paced and closely structured, this story works on every level, with Egneus' watercolors showing a range of emotion and activity, balancing clutter with space...Peaceful and heartfelt. and The larger-than-life, almost dreamy illustrations show readers what Lubna sees and feels, and the rawness of both text and images penetrates the heart. . . . A true celebration of the endless creativity and resilience of children. - Kirkus Reviews

Egneus's warm, rich light-filled collages and Meddour's perfectly judged, very simple text effortlessly convey sorrow and abiding love. - The Guardian

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ISBN: 9780192771964
Publication date: 21/05/2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192771964
Publication date: 21st May 2020
Author: Wendy Meddour
Illustrator: Daniel Egnéus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic , Death / Bereavement
Collections: 60 books to explain death to children and help them grieve,

About Wendy Meddour

  Wendy Meddour is the author and illustrator of A Hen in the Wardrobe and The Black Cat Detectives in the Cinnamon Grove series for Frances Lincoln. The series has been critically acclaimed, and A Hen in the Wardrobe won the John C Laurence Award for writing that improves relations between races. It was also shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for an outstanding first novel. She is also the author of the bestselling Wendy Quill books and writes and paints from her home in Wiltshire.

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