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Spending time with Grandpa is always fun.
Singling, laughing, eating, and playing.
And when it's time to say goodbye,
It won't be for long because
He's never too far away to have tea.
In this sweetly simple, rhyming picture book by acclaimed author/artist Barney Saltzberg, a little girl tells us about her daily tea ritual with her grandfather where they sing and laugh and clink their teacups with the help of their computers and a video chat.
A Neal Porter Book
This deceptively simple story takes something classic an afternoon tea party between a girl and her grandfather and tweaks it for a generation raised on touch screens. Saltzberg's (A Little Bit of Oomph!) bouncy couplets and understated cartoons chronicle the daily ritual: "Every day at half past three.../ Me and Grandpa./ Time for tea./ I can pour so carefully./ Grandpa holds his cup for me." Eagle-eyed kids may notice that the frizzy-haired girl and her vest-wearing grandfather are never pictured together, and even their backgrounds differ (hers is a lime green wash, while his is a pale blue). The final spread reveals why: Grandpa's enjoying his tea on the flat-screen monitor of the girl's computer. Mischievous pet antics add a dash of fun, but the focus is on the sweet bond between these two family members separated by distance. And with the merits and perils of e-books, apps, and screen time especially with regard to children the subject of near-constant debate, this book comes as a welcome reminder that technology isn't all bad. Ages 3 7.