Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa
Alayne Kay Christian
Blue Whale Press (2008)
ISBN 9780981493800
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for                                             Reader Views (10/08)

“Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa” is about a girl named Emily who loves to stay at her grandparents’ house.  While she is there she gets to do so many fun things!  However, the time always comes when she must go home and this makes her very sad.  To ease her sadness, her grandparents wrote a book for her that she is to read whenever she misses them.

Cayden:  “We like going to grandma and papa’s house too!  They always let us do fun things like take us to the beach, and the park, and fishing!  I get sad when I have to leave like the girl in the book is.”

Max:  “Me sad too!  Cry!”

Cayden:  “Look, their garden looks kind of like a park!”

Max:  “Bench, flowers!”

Cayden:  “I liked the book that the grandma and grandpa made for the girl.  My favorite part was the part about the moon and stars being the same moon and stars that grandma and grandpa see when they look out their window.  It was really nice of them to make the book for the girl.”

Cayden:  “When are we going to grandma and papa’s house again?”

Max:  “Go there?”

Parent’s comments:
“Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa” by Alayne Kay Christian is a wonderful book addressing the emotions that almost every child experiences when it is time to leave their grandparents’ house.  Both the story and the illustrations were very sweet and engaging.  My children could completely relate to the situation.  I think this book would be the perfect gift for any grandparent to give to their grandchildren!

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