Grandpa & Bo

Grandpa & Bo

by Kevin Henkes

Hardcover(1st ed)

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Bo is spending the summer in the country with Grandpa. Grandpa and Bo catch fish and give them names (then they throw them back). They sit under a fir tree and give it a name (Doug). They watch for shooting stars, and when they finally see one on Bo's last night at Grandpa's, they make wishes. They don't say what their wishes are, but satisfied readers will know, just the same. Here is the warmest of intergenerational stories, just right for the entire family.

First published in 1986, Grandpa & Bo is one of Kevin Henkes's first picture books, and is now reissued with new full-color jacket art for a new generation of Henkes fans.
About the Author: Kevin Henkes is the celebrated author and artist of many books for children, including Wemberley Worried, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, and the Caldecott Honor Book Owen. He lives in Madison, WI.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688049560
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/1986
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.62(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of close to fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon in 2005. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly's Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song (2012); her story continued in Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels—one for his newest novel for young readers, The Year of Billy Miller, and the other for Olive's Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.


Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin


University of Wisconsin, Madison

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ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a grandfather and grandson. They have a very special relationship. Even though they don't see each other often, they still love each other, and they still share stories and do the things they enjoy together. This reminds me of my relationship with my grandfather. It is a very special bond. My grandfather is more like a father to me than my biological dad. This book made me tear up because my grandfather had to move to an alzheimer's home 300 miles away from me. I can relate to the little boy because of the distance between he and his grandfather. This is a fabulous book!