- ISBN: 9781771645669
- Tags: Chema Heras, Children's Books, Picture Books, Rosa Osuna,
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5
- Published On: 05/05/2020
- 40 Pages
Available May 5, 2020!
In this funny and heartwarming picture book, a grandfather shows his love and appreciation for a grandmother as he persuades her to attend a local dance with him.
Grandfather is tending his garden when a loudspeaker announces a dance in the local park. He asks Grandmother to join him, but she has many reasons to delay their outing: she needs to put eyeliner around her eyes—which are as sad as a moonless night—and color in her hair—which is as gray as an autumn cloud. Grandfather counters with loving arguments of his own: her sad eyes look like stars and her hair is as perfect and white as a summer cloud.
Playful illustrations complement this touching banter, which culminates in a trip to the dance where Grandmother tells Grandfather, “You are as pretty as the moon.”
Chema Heras is an English teacher, author, and translator from Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain. He has written and edited a number of books and previously lived in Australia while working for the education department of New South Wales. The Spanish edition of Grandparents, called Abuelos, won the prestigious Premi Llibreter de Narrativa Àlbum Il.lustrat in 2003.
A graphic artist and now author and illustrator of picture books, Rosa Osuna lives and works in Madrid. Grandparents is her first book.