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A Morning with Grandpa

By Sylvia Liu
Illustrated by Christina Forshay

Hardcover: $17.95

Mei Mei’s grandpa is practicing tai chi in the garden, and Mei Mei is eager to join in. As Gong Gong tries to teach her the slow, graceful movements, Mei Mei enthusiastically does them with her own flair. Then Mei Mei takes a turn, trying to teach Gong Gong the yoga she learned in school. Will Gong Gong be able to master the stretchy, bendy poses?

Winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, A Morning with Grandpa celebrates, with lively spirit and humor, the special bond between grandparent and grandchild and the joy of learning new things together. Readers of all ages will want to try out some tai chi and yoga too!

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About the Creators

Thumb_sylvia_liu_small Sylvia Liu - Author

was inspired to write this story by the playful and loving relationship between her children and their Gong Gong. Before devoting herself to writing and illustrating children’s books, she worked as an environmental lawyer at the US Department of Justice and the nonprofit group Oceana. She lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with her husband and their two daughters. This is Sylvia’s debut picture book.

Thumb_christina_forshay_small Christina Forshay

is a full-time illustrator known for her colorful images and joyous style. Born and raised in sunny California, She was inspired to become an illustrator by her many visits to Disneyland and by watching hours of cartoons as a child. Today she still watches cartoons for inspiration for her illustrations! Christina lives with her husband, son, daughter, and two dogs in California.

About This Title

ISBN

Hardcover: 9781620141922

Awards

New Voices Award Winner
LEE & LOW BOOKS

Best Books of the Year, Honorable Mention
The Huffington Post

Choices
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Guided Reading:

L

Lexile:

AD660L

Interest Level:

Grades K - 3

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3

Themes

Asian/Asian American Interest, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Families, How To, Realistic Fiction, Comparing/Classifying/Measuring, Cultural Diversity, Grandparents, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Mentors, Pride, Self Control/Self Regulation, Similarities and Differences, Collaboration

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