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December 16, 2010 / admin

Childrens Book with a Black Grandma and White Grandpa


Little children usually look for themselves and their family in books and pictures as evidenced in this comment made by a white woman married to a black man on http://www.mothering.com:

“We were reading Mr. Rogers New Baby book—from the 80s or 70s era, there’s a white family and a black family. DS [dear son] pointed to the black guy and said “Daddy” then he pointed to the black lady and said “Who’s that?”  so of course I had to explain that’s the mommy.”

Well, for those families that include a Black grandmother and White grandfather I’ve found a children’s book that can be read to your grandkids, or children that will keep confusion at bay and allow them to see their family accurately reflected in print. (By the way grandma and grandpa’s interracial relationship is depicted in the pictures only, not the words.)

Narrated by a young girl, The Hello, Goodbye Window
is an endearing story that details the importance of a very special window and the grandparents who live on the other side of it. The little girl uses the window to greet her grandparents, play games, look out at the world, and wave goodbye at the end of her trip. 
 

The book has received excellent customer reviews
  
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hello, Goodbye Window
This is a colorful story about what a child sees through her window. It is great for teaching children creativity.
Published 1 month ago by honey123
 
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Children’s Book!!!!
A great children’s book!! Great illustrations and wonderful text. A great book for a child and grandparent to read aloud together.
Published 14 months ago by Mom22Boys
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
A friend recommended this author so we purchased this book for our Grandchildren. They love this book. They want to read it over and over.
Published 18 months ago by Jim Falk
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Book!
My 4 year old grand daughter loves this book and so do I! This is a must have for all.
Published 19 months ago by Mary Stephens
 
5.0 out of 5 stars A Loving Tribute to Interacial Familes
I was so thrilled when I began to read this book: my husband is Italian, and I’m black. It was the first time I had ever seen an interracial family in a children’s book. Read more
Published 14 months ago by E. Igneri 
  
5.0 out of 5 stars A Family Favorite
We got this book as a gift and it has been so popular with our kids (5 year old son and and 7 year old daughter) that for a time when my daughter was 3 she actually had it… Read more
Published 10 months ago by Robert Stone 

 

5.0 out of 5 stars As good as kids’ books get!
I just tripped across this book at a bookstore; I didn’t realize who the author was…I was just captivated by the amazing illustrations. Read more

Published 9 months ago by B. E. Fishman

 
3.0 out of 5 stars Scribbley Colors
Though it didn’t speak to me, this book could be very useful with young children to explore the idea that they can write about anything, even a window at their grandparent’s house… Read more
Published 2 months ago by rconn  

 

 4.0 out of 5 stars Illustrations not my cup of tea but story wins out
Let me say this up front: The artwork is not my favorite. It is almost Fauvist (or maybe some other “ist”); in any case, perhaps the failing is my own immature art appreciation… Read more

Published 2 months ago by Jason Kirkfield 


5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Book
For those of you who think that this is a bad book because it seems “childish” and the pictures are “amateurish”, I have a news flash for you…
Read more
Published 12 days ago by Lexilou
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