Go, Grandpa, Go!
Go, Grandpa, Go!
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Go, Grandpa, Go!

Written by Lynn Plourde & illustrated by Sophie Beer
Published by Little Simon
Prices as of May 28

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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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  • 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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Book Details

Publication Date
March 10, 2020
Page Count
Reading Age
0 - 4 years

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Core Score - 48%

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Depth Score - 28%

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