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Parents' Guide to

Hey Grandude!

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Grandfather takes kids to faraway places in magical romp.

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This rollicking fantasy-adventure tale uses a touch of magic to transport four kids and their Grandude to destinations out of their everyday experience. Author Paul McCartney infuses Hey Grandude! with humor, love, lively word choices, and wordplay. When they're threatened by a buffalo stampede, one of the Chillers says, "Hey Grandude, could we go somewhere a little less ..." "Stampy!" Grandude says, finishing the boy's thought. Little kids will love chiming in on the magical phrase that activates the compass each time. They'll also enjoy the repetition of the phrase "Zing, bang, sizzle," that accompanies each scene change.

Artist Kathryn Durst's accessible, cartoon-like illustrations keep up the suspense and momentum as the action-packed story zooms to its peaceful bedtime conclusion.

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