Set to the classic rhyme of “One Two, Buckle My Shoe,” this full-color picture-book story is a joyful ode to the special bond between grandfathers and their grandchildren, from acclaimed creators Shelly Becker and Dan Yaccarino.
One, two, Grandpa loves you. Three, four, rush to the door. Five, six, camping trip. Seven, eight, best travel mate.
A girl and her grandfather strike out on an outdoor adventure in this heartfelt rhyming picture book.
About the Author
Shelly Becker is the author of One, Two, Grandma Loves You, which School Library Journal called “a pure, cadenced classic” in a starred review. Her other books include Even Superheroes Get Scared, Even Superheroes Make Mistakes, Even Superheroes Have Bad Days (a 2018 Blue Spruce Award Nominee that Kirkus Reviews called “an action-packed romp”), and Mine! Mine! Mine!, which has been included on many Top Five and Top Ten lists of books that teach the concept of sharing. Becker lives in Toronto, far away from her three wonderful grandchildren, who live in New Jersey. When they can’t be together in person, they keep in touch by speaking on the phone and sending plenty of pictures and videos. Dan Yaccarino is the internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children, most notably Doug Unplugged, Unlovable, The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau, and Every Friday. Yaccarino’s work in children’s literature has been adapted into foreign editions, stage productions, and toys. Yaccarino created and produced the animated series Doug Unplugs, Oswald, and Willa’s Wild Life. He is also the designer behind the animated series The Backyardigans. Yaccarino’s work has been recognized with many prestigious awards, including the Bologna Ragazzi Award, the New York Times 10 Best Illustrated, ALA Notable, and the Parents’ Choice Award. More than 2.5 million of his books have been sold to date.
***STARRED REVIEW*** “Yaccarino’s signature illustrations feature bold, bright colors and patches of pattern on each spread, coupled flawlessly with Becker’s exhilarating text to capture the immeasurable love shared between the child and her grandfather. Sure to be a cherished favorite, this simple but resonant book is highly recommended for early elementary collections.”—School Library Journal
“Like a scrapbook of sweet memories with a beloved grandparent.”—Kirkus