Grandad's Island: Benji Davies

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Grandad's Island: Benji Davies

Grandad's Island: Benji Davies

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The artwork, moreover, is every bit as colorful and appealing as you would expect from a Davies picture-book. This book deals with a very sensitive subject of losing grandparents and it is a situation I have seen many children experience and this book may help them to understand the situation. From the praise I have seen heaped upon Gradad's Island by other online reviewers, it would seem that the narrative here works very well for most readers, allowing them to explore the idea of death, and of parting from a loved one, in an imaginative and helpful way. From a young age he was often to be found painting at the kitchen table, a scene which can still be seen to this day.

What I thought was that this was just a magical book about a boy making a journey with his granddad in a magical boat or that it was a dream where a boy has a wonderful trip with his dear grandpa. Whilst appropriate for use with children in KS1, who may not even realise there is a metaphor for death contained within the story, the book could also be used with children in KS2 as a starting point for a PSHE lesson about bereavement. Some children may be happy with the fact that Grandad has stayed on the island and is having a nice time while others may be able to use the book to help them cope with their own experiences of loss. Whether it's read as a picture book about love, loss or just missing someone who isn't around anymore, it's a charmer.Benji Davies is the illustrator of the Bizzy Bear books, Bizzy Bear: Let’s Go and Play and Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm.

Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles a difficult subject with great sensitivity and depth.As a child, Benji knew that when he grew up he either wanted to make films or draw pictures in books.

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