Here’s my selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday:

Tea With Grandpa
Author/Illustrator Barney Saltzberg
A Neal Porter Book Roaring Brook Press, 2014
Fiction
Suitable for: 3-7
Theme/Topic: Grandparents, Tea, Distant Relationship


Opening Spreads: Every day at half past three . . .
Me and Grandpa. Time for tea.


Brief Synopsis: (From jacket flap) Spending time with Grandpa is always fun. When it’s time to say good-bye, we know it’s not for long because we’re never too far apart to have a cup of tea together.


Resources: Have a tea party in person or via the Internet. With parents help, connect with a grandparent or another relative via Skype or FaceTime. Find an activity you can do with a grandparent (or another relative) via the computer.


Why I Like This Book: The ending surprised and delighted me. Since we live away from family, we are always looking for ways to connect. This story in a very simple way shares the connection between a granddaughter and grandfather through that distance.


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I hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day. We have a fun opportunity this weekend to see family from Idaho and Washington! They are in Colorado for a hockey tournament. So, we get to visit with them and watch a hockey game or two.