A Morning with Grandpa

By Kirkus Reviews

Debut author Liu scores with a sweet story about the joys of intergenerational relationships. Some children bake cookies with their grandpas. Others play chess with their grandmas. Mei Mei and her grandfather, Gong Gong, find a special way to connect.  Together, Liu's lively text and Forshay's playful illustrations effectively capture a true-to-life relationship that transcends cultures and generations. Vibrant colors, dynamic scenes, and bubbly expressions—cross-eyed Mei Mei sucking in her cheeks is a winner!—all add to the giggles. The love between the two shines through in both text and illustrations. The illustrated guide to tai chi and yoga poses that follows the story is a pleasing touch. A fine example of contemporary multicultural literature.