This book by David Mackintosh was a little bit different from our normal read, so it was quite interesting to see what the boys made of it. It is a story about a boy picking a member of his family for a show and tell and being quite concerned that his granddad is a poor choice and will not be exciting enough. But he comes to realise his granddad is actually quite rock and roll and actually has a great tale to tell the children.
Just because he is older and might not like the same things as his grandson (gadgets and gizmos, new things or today’s music), does not mean he cannot be intriguing and interesting. I almost felt sorry for poor granddad but he did not need my sympathy he had quite the story to tell.
It is exemplary to teach children to value people regardless of their age. Granddad might wear a hearing aid, be reluctant to embrace change and a little stuck in his ways, but he is a person who has lived and has adventures to remember and should not be dismissed! We can take people for granted at times, but this book really makes you value the people around you.
Youngest found the story slightly long, but I like that you get lots of book for your money. When youngest is older and hopefully his attention span has extended, I think he will settle down for the whole story and enjoy it as much as eldest and I did.