Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies
Published by Simon & Schuster
This picture book subtly deals with the topic of losing a grandparent. The illustrations match the sensitivity of the topic. In many ways this book allows the reader to work out the true meaning of this book or how they interpret it.
One day Syd visits his grandad but things seem different and before he knows it they are sailing to a tropical island. It is a wonderful tropical island and grandad tells Syd he is going to stay. Syd must return home without him and he knows he will miss him very much. The reader is left to decide whether grandad has died or perhaps gone into care.
It is a wonderful story as it shares the strong bond between grandparent and grandchild.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Benji Davies
Title: Grandad’s Island
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: July 2015