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Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.

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By Conny Withay
Published on July 17, 2013
 

Illustrator: Lori Siebert
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4515-8



Illustrator: Lori Siebert
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4515-8

Show me the man you honor, and I will show you what kind of a man you are, for it shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of man you long to be.” Thomas Carlyle is quoted in You’re One Amazing Grandpa, with artwork by Lori Siebert.

This small, square hardbound gift book has sixty four pages and it targeted toward those loving, caring grandfathers in our lives. With one to two quotes on almost every page by famous people, there are also children’s innocent comments set apart by artsy photographed fabric frames with a special font every few pages.

Similar to Siebert’s other gift books, the artist has fanciful birds, boats, insects and fish on creative backgrounds that encase thoughtful words related to grandfathers. Some designs are cut and pasted to form an object while others are intricate paintings and drawings.

With quotes from the past from Plato and Goethe to authors and statesmen like Bray, Chapin, Emerson, Franklin, Hugo, Milton, Rousseau, VanDyke, Whittier and Wordsworth, there are also Chinese, Irish, Welsh and Biblical proverbs.

The simplistic, innocent and compassionate comments by grandchildren like Anna, Doug, Matthew, Sue and Tim make the book even more unique as they share personal memories, knowing love is behind each one of them.

Here are a few of the satisfying sayings:

 “You will find as you look back upon life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love,” pens Henry Drummond.

Jane writes her favorite memory is “During bustling family reunions, Grandpa often pulled my sisters and me aside to a quiet place and asked about our lives. Time and again he would say, ‘Tell me more about that.’ We felt so important, because of all the people there, we were the ones he wanted to talk to most of all.”

Charles H. Spurgeon states, “Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

William’s favorite memory is “Gramps loved to tell jokes and would laugh loud and long at the end of each one. I didn’t always get them, but when he laughed, it made me laugh too.”

Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children” is from Proverbs in the Bible (NIV).

This book makes a nice, thoughtful gift for anyone’s grandpa, reiterating how special and important he truly is. With its shiny glossy embossed hardcover and thicker paper inside, it will last through time as a cherished memory.

This book was furnished by Harvest House Publishers for review purposes.


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