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Grandpa and Jake

Grandpa and Jake

Illustrated by Julie Fortenberry


Grandpa and Jake

About the Book

In this heartwarming intergenerational story, Grandpa Bear introduces his grandson Jake to a very special place—the library!

"Let's turn the TV off," says Grandpa to Jake. "There's some place I'd like to show you... a place my Grandpa took me when I was your age." As the two of them walk through the busy town, Grandpa shares the favorite places he and his own grandpa went together . . . and Little Jake keeps guessing where they are going. The movies? The baseball park? The beach? "Not this time," says Grandpa, and has Jake close his eyes before going into . . . the library!

Product Details

On sale: March 29, 2022
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780593404355
Reading level: Fountas/Pinnell: I

Author Bio

Julie Fortenberry is part of a family of artists. Her husband is an abstract painter. Her son is also an artist and her daughter is a choreographer and dancer. Born in Southern California, Julie moved to New York City to attend Hunter College, where she received an MFA in painting. Her abstract artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries including White Columns and the Whitney Museum of American Art. For more about Julie and her books, visit juliefortenberry.com


"A bear receives an introduction to the library in this whimsically illustrated, day-in-the-life-style picture book . . . Fortenberry aces Jake’s toddler-esque dialogue, but the story’s real charm is in its creaturely illustrations and sweet intergenerational bond." --Publishers Weekly