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.