Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by Minedition (2006-09-07)
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Amazon DescriptionWhat can you do when the people you love don’t think they love each other anymore? When one little girl learns that her grandparents are separating, it’s hard for her to understand. Grandpa explains that Grandma steals his chocolate pudding, and her favorite color is blue. Grandma says that Grandpa watches too much TV, and his favorite color is red.
But when the little girl realizes they really do still love each other, she devises a plan she hopes will bring them back together. Perhaps blending two lives together can be just like knitting two colors together to make a beautiful scarf. Here is a story of how the gulf between people can sometimes be healed through time and memory.
One Potato Review
Oddball and daring. While books meant for children can barely acknowledge the marital status of something like forty percent of this country, here is a story about the apparent dissolution of two grandparents’ marriage - oh, those zany Germans! Some aspects get glossed over (grandpa’s television habits and favorite colors hardly seem to merit kicking him out), still here is an honest effort, at least, toward understanding the quiet accumulation of differences that can often occlude the most promising unions. With trippy, striking artwork, and a hopeful ending.