Patrick & His Grandpa

Geoffrey Hayes, Author Random House Books for Young Readers $3.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-394-87287-2
With gentle wit and disarming simplicity, Hayes makes his mark on the new Great Big Board Book series in a tribute to friendship between generations. Patrick and Grandpa have some time on their hands before Mama Bear can join them for a picnic. Grandpa, who has an eye patch, a peg leg and a cane, asks Patrick to show him his favorite things. Patrick has plenty to show, from a trolley car with a bell, to doughnuts, bananas and a kite. When Mama Bear arrives, they all have lunch, and Patrick confides to Grandpa that his most favorite thing of all is ""spending the day with you.'' ``Mine too,'' Grandpa replies. Hayes's world, where a bear and a bunny share the seesaw and a grizzly old man gives away balloons in the park, is sweet without being sugarcoated. (18 mos.3 yrs.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1986
Release date: 03/01/1986
Genre: Children's
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