Book: Granpa Guff, The Accidental Astronaut Author: G. Guff Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Date: May 6, 2013, 2nd edition Genre: children's; humour Pages: 86 Price: Kindle, under $5.00; paperback $20.00 My Rating: Amusing story children will enjoy
I’d received early copies of Granpa Guff’s two books shown here in exchange for my honest review. (My apologies to Granpa Guff for the late post.) I enjoyed reading the stories again to tell you about them.
What an interesting imagination the author has! In his desire to create stories that amuse and entertain young readers he also has managed to stir the imagination with his visuals and vivid storytelling. The illustrations are fun, too.
Granpa Guff, The Accidental Astronaut, has Granpa Guff innocently climbing on board a space ship. Too late he realizes it’s time for “blast off” and he has to stay there. What ensues is the craziest trip to Mars you can imagine. Mexican Barking Spiders are hidden on board, Granpa gets spacesick, and on it goes. This is a very entertaining story, and … who’s to know but that it might even be true? Just a little.
Book: Granpa Guff, and the Pasta Wars Author: G. Guff Publisher: Fort Guff Press Date: October 7, 2013 Genre: children’s; humour
Pages: 67 Price: Kindle, under $5.00
My Rating: Amusing story children will enjoy
Oh My! What stories Granpa Guff can tell! He seems to know so much.
In this book Granpa relates some history to his grandchildren. He tells about Italians arriving in America and setting up restaurants. The competition between rivals was fierce and so began the Pasta Wars. The craziest things happen. Creepy things hidden in spaghetti to sabotage the competition, giant pizzas that just kept growing, and no one knew what was really inside them because they were made like pies with a top crust back then. Or, that’s Granpa’s story. Oh, and you’ll learn why large wooden pepper mills are handy to use, the origin of ‘raining cats and dogs’, and … come to think of it, Granpa’s book is quite … um … informative! 🙂
The illustrations are funny and very well done with flair. They add a beauty to the story.
Both stories are written from Granpa Guff’s old-timer voice as he relates these tales to his two grandchildren who, mostly, believe every word he says – with some argument worked in. Very entertaining.
You can find Grandpa Guff, Accidental Astronaut and Granpa Guff, Pasta Wars on my BUY THE BOOK page.
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂