Author: Larsen, Andrew Luxbacher, Irene (Illustrator)
Pub. Date: 2016
List Price: 18.95
Suggested Grades: K to 3
PICTURE BOOK – (hardcover)
It’s Poppa’s birthday, and Theo has planned a special trip to the beach with him to celebrate. They plot out their course on a map they’ve drawn and then take the streetcar to the local beach, where they stroll in the sand, hunt for stones and slurp gazpacho at the beachside restaurant. It’s a perfect day, and Theo is so happy to have given Poppa just the right gift. But best of all, Theo has also had her first lesson in being an explorer: you don’t have to travel far from home to have an adventure!
In this heartwarming picture book, popular author Andrew Larsen has created a rich story that captures the magic of turning an ordinary day into an adventure. The closeness between Theo and Poppa is touching, and offers a terrific opportunity for classroom discussions about family relationships. The emphasis on discovering the world right outside your door is a wonderful springboard for projects in which children can do the same in their own communities.”
Kirkus Starred Review“This quiet, sweet story is a gift for all – explorers, grandchildren, parents – any who celebrate the gift of discovering the world together.”