Grandfather’s Wrinkles – The True Origins of Wrinkles

Flashlight Press recently sent along a press release to announce the release of Grandfather’s Wrinkles by Kathryn England. Here is a description of the book:

In a conversation with his toddler granddaughter Lucy, Grandfather explains the

origin of each of the “crinkles” on his “crunchy” face: “Every time I smiled an extra big

smile, I got a wrinkle to show for it.”

Grandfather’s memories of these happy events — his wedding day, when his

daughter (Lucy’s mother) was born, his daughter’s wedding day, and more — are

shown in full-spread illustrations, alternating with close-ups of Lucy on Grandfather’s

lap. Her pudgy fingers softly tracing each crease intriguingly contrast with the lined old

skin on his face. Grandfather’s newest wrinkles, of course, were acquired when he

smiled so hugely on the day that Lucy was born.

After hearing this sweet, simple story, children will be delighted to use Lucy’s

method to learn more about their own grandparents’ memories, and adults will view

their wrinkles in a fresh new light.

You can visit the illustrator in his workshop here and meet the author, Kathryn England here.

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