Read My Grandpa by Marta Altés Online


My Grandpa is getting old. But that's how he is, and that's why I love him....

Title : My Grandpa
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ISBN : 9780230760394
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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My Grandpa Reviews

  • ~♥~ happinesslife
    2019-05-26 05:55

    Me encantó!Las ilustraciones son una maravilla y la historia preciosa, estuve apunto de llorar.Pienso que es una forma preciosa de concienciar a los nenes de cómo pueden reaccionar los abuelos.

  • Susan
    2019-06-10 01:40

    Love the illustrations. But it almost made me cry :( In a good way? It's very sweet.

  • Chaveli Mejia
    2019-06-02 01:36

    ¡Muy bonito! Al leerlo recordé a mi papá y todos los momentos que pasa con él. Te extraño mucho :'(

  • Karen
    2019-06-22 03:03

    My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library. My five-year-old son's grandpa (my father) recently moved close to us and my son sees my father quite often. My five-year-old son's grandpa suffers from senile dementia and Alzheimer's. Because this book hit so close to home, I had trouble reading it without crying. I understand why some reviewers found this book simplistic or "preachy", but as someone with both a little boy and a father with dementia, I found this book perfect. My father is like two different people around my son. On his good days, he knows who my son is, and he leads, takes charge and acts like an adult. On his bad days, he doesn't know who my son is, he gets lost in his own house, his vocabulary is less precise than my son's and he can be as moody as a young child. However my father is, I want my son to spend as much time with my father as possible. And I want my son to love my father on his good days and on his bad days. This little book helped my son understand that.

  • Maria Shuffit
    2019-06-07 02:02

    This book is an absolute gem! Dementia is difficult to explain to a little one, and yet a lot of children see their grandparents going through it. This book very beautifully shows the relationship between a little one and the grandfather who sometimes forgets who he is, but still loves his grandson all the same. I highly recommend this for any children who might feel anxious or upset if they have an older relative who has dementia or is simply getting forgetful in their ongoing age. This book is very sweet!

  • Lindsey
    2019-06-26 04:47

    A kid's view of his grandfather. Some of the descriptions and pages were cute and true and others weren't like me and my grandpa, or like my daughter and her grandfathers so I wasn't in crazy love with this story.

  • SquirrelIris
    2019-06-18 03:01

    Occasionally he doesn't recognise me...but my hugs can solve it.

  • Judy Lindow
    2019-06-12 01:03

    There's something overly simplistic about the book, that rubs me the wrong way - but I can't put my finger on it. It could be that it's a little presumptive that a child could fix all these things while him and his grandpa are together, that they 'need' fixing, that Grandpa wants to be a companion or that he has the wisdom to be a good companion to a 5 year old. But, ah well, I over analyze. I read this to a group of Kinders. Of course most of them have a grandpa - but lets face it, for the group I read to their grandpas may be 40 years old or younger and lots of grandparents are primary caregivers. Also, I beg to differ with what happens when someone is 'getting old'.Even if the families aren't having kids at 17 and 18, these dementia things are not appearing much before late 70s to 80 which would make the kids teenagers or young adults when their grandparents start getting dementia/memory loss (making this book too simplistic). Lastly, this is clearly a story about an 'old' man more than 'getting old'.My opinion is it's a good book if you have a child-needs match. A child's relationship with an 'old' adult is an important subject. It is not found very often in books for kids so this is a good book for little ones. It's simple and hits on the key things a child would notice: how grandpa is getting old, feels alone, acts both like an old man and like a child, doesn't recognize him, has loss of memory, gets lost, can't see. Actually when I wrote all this out, I notice that things look pretty grim for grandpa. Which may be why you may not enjoy this book.This child evidently has the power to make grandpa not feel alone, to smile, to make himself be recognized, to be his eyes, Together, the child can 'fly'. They walk, play, travel (in their imagination), and see things together. They make good companions.

  • Kristen
    2019-05-30 06:01

    This books works to share one-on-one or within a family of young kids where a grandparent has dementia. Grandpa is getting old. He and his grand-bear still enjoy lots of things together. "Together we have traveled the world..." we see the two of them reading about the jungle and then pretending to fend off wild tigers together. But on the next page, "Although sometimes he gets lost." Now Grandpa is standing, looking perplexed, in front of the tv with an open umbrella above his head while the grandbear watches from behind a chair. Hugs make just about everything better, and the end is "But that's how he is... and I love him." And that's really all that needs to be said.

  • Sarah
    2019-06-06 08:42

    This is a beautiful story about a grandpa bear and his grandchild. The grandpa obviously has much love for his grandson, but age and dementia have taken its toll. This is a wonderful book for any young child experiencing erratic behavior from older relatives. A touching, and beautifull illustrated picture book.

  • Amanda
    2019-05-27 04:37

    This one gave me a chokey sort of feeling in my throat; it was the perfect blend of sweetness and bitterness for the loss that it is to come and that is hinted at throughout the story, with the grandpa sometimes being lost and alone. Beautiful softly vivid illustrations with the pop of red on every spread. Loved this book.

  • Rebecca Ann
    2019-06-02 07:42

    I admire what it seemed like this book was trying to do, which is giving a child a way to understand and accept some of the issues of old age that their grandparents may be suffering like Alzheimer's and dementia. The actual message I think a child would take away from this is that they can help solve these issues, which seems dangerous. I did love the simplistic illustrations, however.

  • Matt
    2019-06-14 06:43

    a slightly depressing but mostly loving children's book.It's realistic and simple. I mean, bears can't read books or walk around with canes, and they certainly don't wear glasses, but, you will know what I mean by "realistic" if you read the book.Probably best for one-on-one parent-to-child reading about an aging relative.3/5

  • Rachelle
    2019-06-01 06:39

    What a lovely little book. It gave me a little tear in my eye to read this story in front of my child's Grandpa. It has really simple yet effective pictures. The sentences are sharp and beautifully written. Overall, this was a lovely little book about the wonderful relationship between Grandpas and their Grandchildren.

  • Megan
    2019-05-31 01:45

    This really is a charming, reflective story of a loving (but mildly challenging) relationship between a young bear and their ageing grandpa. The beautiful pared back colour scheme and simple illustrations leave lots of space for the thoughts young readers bring to the text.

  • Elisabeth
    2019-05-27 07:52

    Loved the color scheme but I am still thinking on the story. Aging grandparents can be a little confusing and scary and ideally we are accepting of them, but I still can't put my finger on what I'm finding lacking in this book.

  • Becky B
    2019-06-21 02:50

    A celebration of the relationship between a grandchild and grandpa, even if he is getting old.I love how the picture book explores the ways that both grandchild and grandpa benefit from their relationship, even though both have their flaws. The sparse illustrations are perfect and adorable.

  • Peg
    2019-06-06 05:43

    Sweet story of acceptance and love for an aging Grandpa exhibiting signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. I really liked the design and illustration; all that white space draws focus to the illustrations and the brief simple text.

  • Lindsay
    2019-05-26 06:51

    A book to share when grandparents start to become confused. I liked that dementia is just one element of the relationship. It helped the book not seem overly simplistic, while still being positive and child-friendly.

  • Courtney
    2019-06-23 08:44

    I can't rate it because I just don't know. I added it to my list of grandparent books because of the illustrations, use of white space and sparse text. It could be a book to share in storytime. I'm just not sure how I feel about it.

  • Amy
    2019-05-29 08:04

    Simple text and muted watercolor illustrations are paired beautifully to tell the story of an aging grandparent's relationship with grandchild (depicted as bears). Told in a way that even the youngest of readers can relate to. Excellent family story to share.

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    2019-06-15 00:59

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  • Whitney
    2019-06-23 06:46

    A sweet book that broaches the subject of aging, which can be a confusing, sometimes scary process to witness for a child.

  • Jon Holt
    2019-06-24 02:36

    Sweet book that can explain why our older folks get less perfect with age but are still fun. Nice illustrations.

  • A
    2019-06-10 07:00

    An elderly grandfather bear and his adoring grandson share a special relationship.Short, simple and very endearing

  • Crystal
    2019-06-24 08:00

    There isn't really much of a storyline, but rather it is an explanation of how the child and grandpa interact through the aging process. Very sweet and real.

  • Wendy
    2019-05-27 08:03

    a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the relationship between a child and aging grandparent

  • Palmer
    2019-06-02 08:43

    Good for grandparents day

  • Carrie Gelson
    2019-06-03 05:56

    A conversation starter. Sweet story about aging, grandparents and family connection

  • Alexandria Hiam
    2019-06-10 05:02

    An elderly grandfather bear and his adoring grandson share a special relationship.Short, simple and very endearing