Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
Grandpa's Description of the book: At first, it was a series of pictures of Grandpa and Grandson enjoying themselves. Once the book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! was together with the words, it became how do you influence another individual – and it’s multigenerational when you look at it that way. Of course, then that path has a deeper meaning in terms of philosophy in terms of understanding relationships. Parents and grandparents have to be careful because here are examples of the child emulating adult behavior.
The book started out a simple story from Grandma Sue’s hand. It grew deeper and broader through her artistic endeavors. For anyone who considers themselves a teacher or a rabbi, this book truly captures that student/teacher or parent/child relationship. It certainly has given me an awareness of the influence I have had on the people around me that I never realized I had before. The book brings that all into focus: my relationship with parents, grandparents, brothers and sister. All these memories were dormant but right there all the same. It has done that for several other people who have shared their reactions, feelings and experiences with us. So from a simple picture story of a magical week, it became a reflection of all those things that derive from earning and sharing love and respect. This book captured it all.
Some readers see just the pictures and don’t put themselves into the picture – so they miss out on the meaning and opportunity to relive their own special moments. Every one of those pictures reminds me of antics with my brothers and sister in younger days with family members.
Comments from Maria Shriver: "... You've certainly helped to make a difference in the world of children, and I congratulate you for taking those brave steps. Thanks for sharing your wonderful book with me. ..."
Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Children's Mind/Body/Spirit category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards sponsored by USA Book News and Winner of the Children's Mind/Body/Spirit category of the 2010 International Book Awards.
About Grandma Sue (Susan Duncan) (Reno, Nevada Author)
Grandma Sue loved her first career of teaching from preschool through college level after obtaining degrees in English/German/Remedial Reading at Central College in Pella, IA, and Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Life circumstances and another degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland spawned a second career in the computer industry that lasted many more years. When grandson Austin Wyatt was born, she had a new subject for her avid love of photography. Her memories of treasured times with her grandparents and the fun she is having with her own grandson shape her creative side of documenting the special relationships and moments of life for young and old to treasure.
Grandma Sue grew up in the Midwest (Chicago suburbs and Wisconsin). After college she has lived in Southern Illinois; Memphis, TN; Glen Burnie/Annapolis, MD; Yorkshire, England; San Jose/Los Angeles, CA and Reno, NV.
Grandma Sue’s first book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! is simply narrated, every day experiences that turn into special moments for Grandpa and Grandson. Memories of compassion, character, patience and love illustrate that we seldom know the impact we make on another individual. Children and adults enjoy talking about the activities and details in the pictures – as they remember their own special moments – either with or as grandparents. Great conversation starter for language discussion groups.
Contact Grandma Sue at GrandmaSue.GrandpaRon@yahoo.com. Check out her blog at https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com
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