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Grandad's Camper: A picture book for children that celebrates LGBTQIA+ families

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Spelling Seeds have been designed to complement Writing Roots by providing weekly, contextualised sequences of sessions for the teaching of spelling that include open-ended investigations and opportunities to practise and apply within meaningful and purposeful contexts, linked (where relevant) to other areas of the curriculum and a suggestion of how to extend the investigation into home learning. The book reflects on an aspect of mature gay life, a piercing sense of loss, and in the child, of the possibilities still to be found. While there, the protagonist, who narrates, and their grandfather play the usual games and do the usual activities, but Grandad also tells stories about how he and Gramps, a man of color who is now deceased, met and fell in love while traveling in an old VW microbus. Woodgate's explosively colorful scenes center most of the book on the men, with snapshot after snapshot of their loving life together. Inspired by these tales, the narrator encourages Grandad to fix up the van, and the two take it for a road trip to the beach.

Readers are introduced to a young, brown-skinned, curly-haired protagonist on a visit to their White grandfather's cottage.Her favourite pastime, however, is to snuggle up with Grandad while he shares tales of his past adventures with Gramps.

Celebrate love in all its forms, as Grandad tells his granddaughter about the adventures he used to have with Gramps. They will then send a postcard home from Grandad and Gramps on their beach adventure before planning, drafting and editing a sequel for the book where Grandad and the little girl head off on their own campervan adventure. It's so important that little ones grow up and see their type of family set-up reflected in the books you share with them.

Roo loves staying with her grandfather in his cottage by the sea and enjoys listening to his wonderful stories. For the hope for new adventures, and the glimpse of intergenerational kindness and understanding, this lovely book should be on every shelf. That leaves the child's role (and there is no mention of parents, or even that Grandad and Gramps had children) as brackets to the piece, only becoming an active part of the story at the end.

Still, there is a wholesome gentility to every page, of enjoying every minute, even in memory, of growing sweet cherries in the garden, and of filling a home with mementos and stories. Waterstones Children's Book Award Winner and British Book Awards Nibbies Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year 2023! Children create labels for the items, then explore the concept of memories by thinking about how things special to them hold memories and form connections to times and events in our lives.The art throughout Grandad's Camper is dashing, the layouts somehow chockablock and yet never too busy. The artwork is enticing and rich, and readers will be happy to pore over the pages studying details like Grandad's friendly dog and the textured backgrounds as they read and reread the story.

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