Grandpa’s Gold

grandpas goldGrandpa’s Gold – All the children’s Grandpa’s do amazing things, but Monkey’s Grandpa has something he thinks is even more amazing – what can it be? A short beautifully illustrated creative commons book from BookDash.

Illustrated by Elsabé Milandri Written by Kerry Saadien-Raad Designed by Mathilde de Blois


Text and Images from Grandpa’s Gold

Grandpa's GoldThe children were talking about their Grandpas.

Grandpa's GoldMy Grandpa can build a tower to the sky, said Giraffe.
Once he built a skyscraper for a king.

Grandpa's GoldMy Grandpa can fish for anything in the sea, said Cheetah.
Once he caught a whale and kept it in his bath.

Grandpa's GoldMy Grandpa can climb to the clouds in the sky, said Mountain Goat.
He climbed the tallest mountain in the world, in just four hours.

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Books purchased from publishers cost too much. In order to distribute more books for South African children, Book Dash participants work as publishers in a single day, having a book with no publishers mean the book will be a lot cheaper the only cost will be printing the books. With these, anyone can run sponsored prints and the finished books can be handed to children.

Every child should have a hundred books when they reach the age of five. that means handing down 600 million free books to South African children who probably could not afford to buy them, More children grow up not learning how to read and write well, and every day we lose more of these children. Let us not neglect these children and help them overcome poverty by first teaching them how to read and to enjoy the worlds that a book can open up.

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Comments 2

  • This was alright but the ending was a little strange.

  • Jessica Gill writes:
    This was a cute short story. My child really enjoyed it.

    Jessica Gill writes:
    This was a cute short story. My child really enjoyed it.

    Arthur Cornelius writes:
    I think at the end of the story it was funny and gross when they all had gold teeth.

    Teo writes:
    The animals are very fun.