The Journey Home from Grandpa's by Jemima Lumley: Book Review

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Last Saturday YaYa and Papou, that's Greek for Grandma and Grandpa, had the opportunity to watch our Grandson while the kids went to see the new Harry Potter movie. Within 6 magical hours we entertained our Grandson with a walk through the apple orchard, a look at the fish in the pond and a bit of dancing to Grandpa's guitar playing! What a fun-filled day!

Right before my Grandson's two hour nap, I read the Journey Home from Grandpa's by Jemima Lumley... an easy, fun book to read. The book starts with: "The yellow car drives down the bouncy, bumpy road, the bouncy, bumpy road, The yellow car drives down the bouncy, bumpy road, on the journey home from Grandpa's."

Sophie Fatus, the illustrator, adds bright colorful pictures prepared in acrylics of a white helicopter, a purple train, a pink tractor, green digger, blue barge, orange truck, and a red fire engine.
This fantastic book is designed to help children learn about both colors and modes of transportation. A two year old will love singing along and pointing out all the vehicles on the fantastic map of the journey at the back of the book. The writing is perfect for a new reader as well.
Summary: while looking through the car window on the way home from Grandpa's house, a child describes in rhyming verse, a variety of colorful vehicles, from a red fire engine to a silver bicycle.
The Journey Home From Grandpa's
Hop in the yellow car and look out for all the other forms of transportation on the way home from Grandpa's. A beautiful, double-page spread at the end features all of the colors and modes of transportation from the story. Book with CD editions include song sung by acclaimed children's performer Fred Penner.
Ages 3 to 7 years
Written By: Jemima Lumley
Illustrated By: Sophie Fatus
Sung By: Fred Penner
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