Grandpa and Bo
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Grandpa and Bo

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Bo was spending the summer with Grandpa. they walked and fished and made thing together. They celebrated Christmas together -- a very special summer Christmas. But best of all, they talked and laughed and talked some more. And when they finally saw the shooting star at the end of the summer, there was no question the their wishes would be the same.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 16th 2002 by Greenwillow Books (first published 1986)
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I really enjoyed looking at the pictures in this book, they were so soft and peaceful. The ending was really sweet, it made me smile. I would recommend.

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This is one of Kevin Henkes earlier books. It was published in 1986. I enjoyed this story about the tender relationship between a boy and his grandpa because of my own sweet relationship with my grandmother. Bo is spending the whole summer with his Grandpa in the country. This book talks about the many adventures they have together and how their relationship grows stronger as the summer goes by. I like how Kevin Henkes' illustrations mirrored the sweet simpleness of the story. The illustrations...more
Danielle Harriger
PB 37: I loved this book because it truly captured the innocence and affectionate relationship of a grandfather with his grandson. I think many children can relate to this book, as I am able reflect on my own memories with my grandfather when I was a child. For example, my grandfather would always take me on long, relaxing walks, much like Bo and his grandpa. Also, my grandpa lived in Florida for most of the year, so this story resonated with me because I understood the feelings of Bo when he re...more
This is a very nice book, and one that seems to be written with a bit more of the same touch that Kevin Henkes uses in his novels for middle-graders than is common for his picture books.
The interaction between Bo and his grandpa flows smoothly and just exactly the way it feels that it is supposed to, and this lovely relationship is supported and nurtured in the reader's mind by the quiet, peaceful course that nature takes all around them as the two live their lives together, for the short time...more
This is a sweet story about a little boy spending the summer with his grandfather.
I read this book to my boys for the first time tonight and what a little gem of a book! I had a beautiful relationship with my Grandpa who lived just down the road from the farm I grew up on, so this book brought back many memories of him. Bo lives in the city and Grandpa in the country and every summer Bo goes to visit Grandpa. They spend time fishing, sitting under Mr. Douglas Fir, and other fun things. I love how Grandpa created Christmas in Summer! The black and white illustrations are soft...more
Jennifer Kim
This book really seemed to have captured the sense of serenity and innocence of a young boy and his trip to the country to see his grandpa. The illustrations and the story introduces the reader to certain aspects, such as cornfields and basket weaving, that may be totally foreign to children who have spent their entire lives in highly populated living environments. The book also portrays the easy going and loving relationship between a boy and his grandpa, something that many readers might relat...more
This little book is delightful. Another Henkes we found in the library. This book is an adventure of a long visit with a child and grandfather. It is a beautiful story that anyone can enjoy whether they have grandparents to visit and be close ti or read about what it might be like. Wouldn't hesitate to check it out again.
This is a really sweet childrens book with beautiful illustrations that give a homey old-fashioned feel to the story. Bo and his Grandfather spend precious time together - they fish, and hike, and sit by the lake. Great read.
Wow, why isn't this book included on every single mentor text ever for teaching personal narrative? Each page is a small moment in a sweet summer spent with a boy and his grandfather.
Early Henkes. Sweet with the friendship between the grandfather and grandson and the "Christmas in summer" idea but not told in an especially engaging way. Not as good as his later stuff.
while pictures are dated, this book has a precious story of a boy and her grandpa who are spending their summer together.
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Kevin Henkes became an author/illustrator when he was nineteen years old, working on a card table in his bedroom.
Today he's the author of many award-winning picture books and novels.
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