When Grandpa Was The Moon
Spellbinding beauty, in every possible way, from one of the world's most talented children's authors. This is a must-read for anyone with grandparents.
Recommended ages: for 0 - 6yrs old
Author: Stuart French
Illustrator: Francisco Fonseca
What is this picture book about?
When Grandpa leaves the world, where does he go? Adorned with the most incredible illustrations, and impossibly beautiful poetry, this raw and comforting book will bring a tear to your eye for all the right reasons.
Gazing from an elevated window above the cityscape, a child stares into the warmly-lit windows of their neighbouring apartments. Anchored above the rows of civilisation is the wise but weathered stare of the moon. Is their Grandpa up there? Indeed, he is, and little ones will let their imagination take flight as they wander through the endearing world that their precious grandparent calls home.
Evocative, raw and heartfelt, When Grandpa Was the Moon helps little ones everywhere understand that whilst a loved one may be gone, they're still here in so many ways.
An excerpt from the story
Did you know the moon’s an artist
and he paints with the evening light.
He gathers the world’s colours
and hides them beneath the night.
Did you know the moon’s a gentleman
and he dances through the evening.
He gathers the tides of the ocean
and their movement is his breathing.
Did you know the moon is watching
and the clouds hold his thoughts so tight.
He gathers all your kindness
and turns it into light.
Oh, did you know the moon's a teacher
and he times his class to the rolling tides.
He gathers all the children
and gazes inside their minds.