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Go, Grandpa, Go!

Written by Lynn Plourde & illustrated by Sophie Beer
Published by Little Simon
4.38 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.0 / 5.0
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What Does Bookroo Think of Go, Grandpa, Go!

“While not up to par with its companion title, *Go Grandma Go!*, still a noteworthy, cheerful read recognizing grandfathers. ”

In this book, each page is a scene with a different grandfather and grandchild illustrated in bright colors, creating a celebration of grandfathers and the special relationship they have with grandchildren. Except for three pages, every illustration is accompanied by two lines of text that rhyme and the repeated mantra of “Go, Grandpa, go!,” until the final page showing a grandfather and child reading together with an unwinding “Whoa, Grandpa, whoa.” The first page oddly starts with a different a flow—“Zig! Zag! Zip! Zoom!”—while two pages contain near rhymes like “beep / street”. The grandparents and grandchildren in the story are diverse in age, ethnicity, and activity level—some pages show a grandfather and grandchild playing with toy cars or grocery shopping, while others show a grandpa walking with a grandchild on his shoulders, jumping in puddles, or riding home from the library on a bicycle, Each instance is beautifully portrayed by Beer’s simple but cheerful illustrations, and details like a wheelchair-turned-rocketship shine off the vivid pages. In comparison to its companion, Go, Grandma, Go!, this title’s illustrations are not as detailed and its text is lacking in cadence and original rhymes, yet the noteworthy recognition of grandfather and grandchild relationships still successfully permeates its playful pages.

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Perfect for all the grandpas who steer the stroller, splash in puddles, and love their grandchildren dearly, this charming board book celebrates the special relationship between grandfathers and their grandkids.

Zig! Zag! Zip! Zoom! Go, Grandpa, go!

Puddle stomp Muddy romp Go, Grandpa, go!

Grandpa is on the go in this charming board book! From pulling the wagon, to swinging on swings, to splashing in puddles, grandpa and grandchild are always having a blast! This board book perfectly captures the special bond that grandfathers have with their grandchildren.

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Quotes from Go, Grandpa, Go!

  • “Puddle stomp. / Muddy romp! / Go, / Grandpa, / go!”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • In this book, there are a lot of different looking grandpas. What does your grandpa look like? What traits do you and your grandpa share?

  • Grandpa’s in this story do a lot of fun things with their grandkids, like reading books, playing in the rain, and playing trucks. What activities do you love to do with your grandpa?

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The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
4.75 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Go, Grandpa, Go!

Lynn Plourde

Lynn Plourde is the author of forty children’s books, including Wild Child; Wake Up, Baby Bear!; and Maxi’s Secrets. She often makes author visits to schools, teaching students how to write their own stories. Lynn lives in Maine where she adores being an on-the-go grandma to her grandson. You can visit her online at

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Who Illustrated Go, Grandpa, Go!

Sophie Beer

Sophie Beer completed a dual degree in Law and Creative Industries with distinction at Queensland University of Technology, but found the whole law thing completely wrong for her and now works primarily in children’s and editorial illustration.

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Publication Date:
March 10, 2020

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