Silas' Seven Grandparents

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Flook, Helen
By (author): Horrocks, Anita
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Stepfamilies
  JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Games
Awards: OLA Best Bets (2010) Commended
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year (2011) Commended
CCBC Best Books starred selection (2011) Commended
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 10.50in x 8.25in
Our Price:
$ 10.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Most of the time, Silas loves having seven grandparents. Each of them has something unique and valuable to offer. They take him to amusement parks, museums, dog shows and camping. But when Silas' parents go away on a business trip, all seven grandparents invite Silas to stay with them. One Silas can't be with seven different grandparents at the same time! How can he choose one without hurting the others' feelings?
   Silas' Seven Grandparents is a fun and loving story about having multiple sets of grandparents and stepgrandparents as a result of divorce and remarriage. Silas' grandparents enjoy exposing him to a variety of interests, values and cultures. But problems arise when Silas feels he can't be everywhere at once. In the end, it's Silas' sensitive, inclusive nature that brings everyone together.
From The Publisher*Each of Silas' seven grandparents has something special to offer.
From The Publisher*In this picture book, Silas finds a unique solution for keeping up with his seven adoring grandparents and step grandparents.
Review Quote*"Fills a much-needed niche in that it addresses the fact that all families look different. It is also a celebration of these differences. Recommended."
Review Quote*"The deftly drawn water-based ink illustrations reflect the story's upbeat tone and portray the widely diverse grandparents in ways that make them distinctive. A refreshing alternative to the many overly sentimental picture books about children and their grandparents."
Review Quote*"Done in acrylic ink, the lively cartoon art is bright and unassuming. The cast of characters is subtly multicultural but their ethnic diversity is presented in a matter-of-fact way. This is a positive story about love and family to share one-on-one with grandparents, no matter how many there are."
Review Quote*"Silas's conflict is wholly relatable, and readers will enjoy, vicariously, all the doting, shown in carefree acrylic-ink illustrations."
Review Quote*"The grandparents themselves are portrayed with joy and great variety, not only in stature and demeanor but ethnicity as well. This is simply a delightful celebration of family."
Review Quote*"[A] great picture book, not only because it is a fun story to read, but because it teaches kids about a different set of family dynamics…The end of this book is super cute, and it's guaranteed to touch the hearts of all readers, big and small."
Review Quote*"This cute story will cause students to wonder how one boy can have seven grandparents, but this situation can also be turned into a teachable moment...Anita Horrocks writes of a very loving family situation. Helen Flook's illustrations are bright and colorful, warmly complementing this family story...Recommended."