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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 5th 2019 by OUP Oxford
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a story.

Granda misses granny a lot. Tibble wants to talk to Granda but he’s not replying. When they start talking it leads them to talk about missing grandma.

Ideal book for any kid that’s lost their grandma. It may help them understand.

A beautiful illustrated story. Be warned it may not be for everyone.

This book reminds me of the day my partners mum died. We took his dad back to our house as we didn’t want to leave him alone. I had a sleepover arranged at a friends house for my kids i
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Ellie L
Grief from the perspective of a grandparent is not something that I have seen in children's literature before, and is something that Tibble and Grandpa does extremely well. Tibble watches Grandpa gardening outside (again!) and wants to chat to him, but mum just thinks he needs some time to himself. But today Tibble will not let this be an option, who concocts a plan to get Grandad talking again.
There is a moment in this that made me take a breath, and is definitely something all good books shoul
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Mary Judy
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh this book! This beautiful, beautiful book! With a sparse text filled with meaning, the reader embarks on a story of love, loss, the relationship between a grandfather and grandson, memory and healing. In a simple questioning game, Tibble teases conversation and a desire to relate again out of his Grandpa (in that way that only children have) and enter into the adventure that surrounds them both. The illustrations are vibrant and full of detail, echoing the intent and emotion on each page as t ...more
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