Tuesday, September 25, 2018

If All The World. . . by Joseph Coelho

- A Beautiful Relationship -

This is a simple but powerful book focusing on the relationship between a granddaughter and her grandfather. The seasons are represented by different activities that they do together. But in time the granddaughter realizes that her grandfather's health is failing and he passes away.

When she helps her mom and dad clean Grandfather's room, she discovers his treasures, which all have a story to accompany them. She is aware of these stories due to their close relationship and sharing. In her grandfather's chair is a new notebook.
"My name is written on the front. It's new and empty and was made by my grandad." 
So the young girl begins to write and draw a story...a story of what she knows about her grandfather and the adventures they shared. (Something I'm sure he had in mind.)

My Thoughts

What Concerned Me: Nothing

What I Liked Most:  The focus seems to be memories and important things about Grandpa's life that she and her grandfather shared, rather than about his death and loss. It's more of a celebration of life and memories.

Author: Joseph Coelho
Illustrator:   Ms. Allison Colpoys
Publisher:  Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln (June 2018)

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