Beatles are a favorite band in the Book Bunnies household, as they are in many other places around the world. So when he heard about it, Caramel was very curious to read the newest book Paul McCartney wrote for kids. Below he shares some of his thoughts on this book, Hey Grandude! illustrated by Kathryn Durst. Sprinkles is asking questions and taking notes as usual.
Sprinkles: Let us hear you talk about this book Caramel. What’s it about?
Caramel: It’s about a grandpa and four children, his four grandchildren.
S: Tell me more.
C: They go on a lot of adventures.
S: What kind of adventures?
C: Let me see. They go to the beach and they see flying fish. And this is only the first adventure.
S: Do they really go to the beach?
C: I think they do.
S: So how do they do that? Aren’t they sitting in their home living room at the beginning of the book?
C: Hmm, probably by magic. They look at some postcards Grandude has and they are magically there. It’s kind of creepy actually.
S: Yes, I can see how it could feel like that. But we have read a couple other books that transport kids to places by magic when they look at specific things, right?
C: Yeah, in the Magic Tree House books, the kids are taken places when they look at some books. But they need to also make a wish there.
S: And here Grandude has a magic compass; that too seems to have something to do with the trips, right?
C: Apparently there’s also a magic cow. And there are some crabs. Actually a lot of crabs.
C: I don’t know why Grandude calls the kids “chillers”.
S: Yeah, that’s kind of funny, right? And the kids don’t call him “grandpa” like you call your own grandpa. He’s called Grandude, right?
S: Why do you think that is?
C: I don’t know.
S: Can you think of a famous Beatles song that rhymes with “Hey Grandude”?
C: “Hey Jude“?
S: Yes! And that video is neat and it led us to another one, the one with Paul McCartney on Carpool Karaoke. And then we spent all the time watching (skipping all the commercials!) and laughing and humming along, right?
C: Hey Jude, don’t make me cry!
S: You’re still singing, though those are not quite the original Beatles lyrics…
C: Take a sad song and make it better!
S: Yes! I think we are done with this review, it seems to me.
C: I recommend that people read this book, it is fun, but also listen to the Beatles, they’re the best!
S: Yes, I like this recommendation. So what is your final word for this time?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunnies adventures!