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Ama's Picture Books

My grandmother recently left me her entire collection of picture books and children's literature. The entire collection is comprised of over 300 books. I am attempting to read as many as possible in 2014.

Where Is Grandpa?

Where Is Grandpa? - T. A. Barron

written by TA Barron, illustrated by Chris K Soentpiet

 

Ama was obsessed with books about death. Maybe obsessed is a little strong, but she definitely had a few and she definitely encouraged me to read them. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf and Dear Mili were the two she loved to push on me when I stayed with her. As a consequence, I only read Dear Mili last year and I've never read The Fall of Freddie the Leaf (shockingly enough, I don't think I even own a copy).

 

Where Is Grandpa? is a story about a death, but I didn't find it as touching as others Ama recommended to me. I just found it strange to be reading this family's reminiscences of their grandfather. Also raccoons are really scary.