Author: McCartney, Paul
Grandude brightens a dreary weekend for his visiting grandchildren, Lucy, Tom, Em, and Bob, by using his magic compass and postcards to take them on adventures around the world.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 504606
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Booklist - 12/01/2019 The big surprise about this delightful book is that it's taken O.G. Paul McCartney so long to bring his impish humor and love of language to picture books. Here, it's in full display as McCartney introduces Edward Marshall, Sr., grand dude, a bearded fellow who has a way with magical postcards that can transport his four grandchildren, the Chillers to exciting places. All it takes is a wave over the cards and a special compass to put the kids on a beach, where flying fish fly and sand castles rise. But pinching crabs make a new venue imperative, so it's off to to the Old West, where the fun of riding horses unfortunately turns into a wild race away from stampeding buffalo. When the panting children ask to go somewhere a bit less stampy, the compass and cards remove all to a scenic Swiss meadow with mountains in the distance until . . . Avalanche! McCartney does a fine job of upping the ante at each stop, which juxtaposes neatly against the family fun. Illustrator Durst captures all this in an oversize format full of both motion and emotion as the diverse group of chillers dash, crash, scurry, worry, and laugh about the magical events. In the end, it's golden slumbers, but the promise of future adventures is in the air. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.