When Grandad gives up playing bowls and takes up playing the conga drums, Mum says it’s probably just a phase. But when he grows his beard long, gets his ears pierced and starts wearing cowboy boots, the family starts to wonder if this is more than just a phase. Dad is especially unimpressed. He thinks Grandad should act his age. Everyone else is growing used to the idea.
Grandad’s Phase is a fun picture book, with the story told in the form of a ‘family project’. The narrator tells his grandfather’s story using diagrams, words and little asides. The use of a lined paper background for every page and handwritten lettering add to the project effect.
With illustrations and silly comments by Terry Denton, this humorous offering will appeal to kids aged 5 to 8.
Grandad’s Phase, by Archimede Fusillo and Terry Denton