My Grandpa's Chair

illus. by Jiyeon Pak. 32p. Knopf. Sept. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781524700751.
PreS-Gr 1—Julie and her dog Mimi are on a quest for a new chair for Julie's grandfather, who has grown tired of his once beloved couch. No chair seems to suit him. "Some chairs were too small. The hard chair gave him back pain. The rocking chair made Grandpa dizzy. And some chairs were too soft." Julie and Mimi decide to order a chair made especially for Grandpa, made from only the finest materials, but he can't feel at ease around his new possession. His constant worry over the chair takes away the joy Julie hoped to provide him. Readers see how comfort can come from places we might least expect. This sweet story of devotion and dedication is brilliantly illustrated with colorful, textured full-spread depictions of the special intergenerational bond.
VERDICT A great and heartwarming addition to any collection.

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