Daniel Gray-Barnett has produced an exciting read which features a rather cool grandma. Grandma Z arrives into town, on a motorcycle no less, and whisks her grandson Albert away on a day packed full of spectacular fun.
It’s Albert’s birthday but before Grandma arrives his day is pretty ordinary consisting of some birthday socks and birthday toast. He longs for some entertaining birthday magic and I guess Grandma turns out to be a little like his fairy grandmother.
Grandma Z certainly knows how to have a good time, far different from Albert’s parents who at the start of the story seem a tad party poopish. On return home although his surroundings may be ordinary he feels amazingly unordinary.
This is a debut picture book from Daniel Gray Barnett complete with his own mix of pencil, ink and digital illustrations. As the story progresses the dark illustrations are replaced with selective colours and they are brilliantly striking.
This is an imaginative, fun book and would make a fantastic read to share in a learning setting.
I look forward to seeing more of Daniel Gray-Barnett’s work.
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