Item description for Grandpa and Bo by Kevin Henkes...
Overview Young Bo spends the summer with his grandfather in the country and has a wonderful time.
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.
Citations And Professional Reviews Grandpa and Bo by Kevin Henkes has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 04/29/2002
PW Notes and Reprints - 04/29/2002 page 73
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Studio: Greenwillow Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 7.55" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 16, 2002
ISBN 0066238374 ISBN13 9780066238371 UPC 046594014955
Availability 0 units.
More About Kevin Henkes
Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of close to fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon in 2005. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly's Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song (2012); her story continued in Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels--one for his newest novel for young readers, The Year of Billy Miller, and the other for Olive's Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Kevin Henkes currently resides in Madison, in the state of Wisconsin.
Reviews - What do customers think about Grandpa and Bo?
gentle story of friendship and family Oct 13, 2005
You know you've got it good when you can be friends with your relatives! Bo has a very special relationship with his Grandpa -- they don't see each other often, but when they do it's very high quality time. Playing ball, taking walks, gardening, cooking, listening to records, weaving baskets, carving statues out of a bar of soap... Bo's summer spent with his Grandpa is full of perfect childhood moments. And Grandpa has just the right attitude towards life. Every animal and tree is his friend and they give them all names. Bo's dearest wish is to see a shooting star before the summer ends. And they do, on the very last night. The illustrations are warm and perfectly match the tone of the book. One of Kevin Henkes' earlier books (copyright 1986), you can definitely see him emerging as a strong writing talent. This is a story to treasure about the love between grandparent and child.
A delightful book for young early readers Jun 8, 2002
Gently written and charmingly illustrated by Kevin Henkes, Grandpa & Bo is a delightful book for young early readers. Warm, black-and-white sketches showing the love and friendship shared between a young boy and his grandfather enjoying the simple beauty of nature and the turning of the seasons highlight this gentle, wonderful, highly recommended picturebook story.