Grandad’s Camper by Harry Woodgate and Grandpa Across the Ocean by Hyewon Yum

Published by little bee books

Grandad's Camper: Woodgate, Harry: 9781499811933: Books
Grandad's Camper | Book by Harry Woodgate | Official Publisher Page | Simon  & Schuster

Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers

Grandpa Across the Ocean: Yum, Hyewon, Yum, Hyewon: 9781419742255: Books
Grandpa Across the Ocean by Hyewon Yum | 9781419742255 | Booktopia

Summary:  In Grandad’s Camper, a girl enjoys hearing Grandad reminisce about travels with his husband, Gramps, in their old camper.  Since Gramps died, Grandad hasn’t felt much like traveling, but the girl convinces him to fix up the camper so that the two of them can take a trip to the beach.  The boy in Grandpa Across the Ocean doesn’t like spending time with his grandfather, who lives in a strange place, eats unfamiliar food, and doesn’t speak his language.  When the boy breaks Grandpa’s orchid pots with his ball, he’s sure he’s in trouble, but Grandpa turns out to be pretty forgiving and actually a lot of fun.  By the end of the family’s visit, the boy and his grandfather have had lots of adventures, he’s learned a few Korean words, and both eagerly anticipate another summer visit.  Grandad is 32 pages and Grandpa is 40; both recommended for ages 4-8.

Pros:  Two more excellent reads for Father’s Day that celebrate a grandfather-grandchild bond and show how a grandchild can bring out the kid in a grandfather.  

Cons:  I feel like I’m becoming the spelling police, but why Grandad and not Granddad?

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