Thursday, May 14, 2020

Review - Accordionly

by Michael Genhart
illustrated by Priscilla Burris
Date: 2020
Publisher: Magination Press
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

When both grandpas, Abuelo and Opa, visit at the same time, they can't understand each other's language and there is a lot of silence. The grandson's clever thinking helps find a way for everyone to share the day together as two cultures become one family. This unique book includes a bonus fold-out and a note from the author sharing the true story of his own family.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is a simple little story about a multicultural family. When both grandfathers visit at the same time, they feel uncomfortable because they don't speak the same language. Or do they? The little boy knows that both his grandfathers play the accordion, so he encourages them to play... and the two men learn that they have something in common after all.

The story is fine and the illustrations are cute. This would be a nice book for kids who are dealing with similar multicultural or language issues in their own families.

Thank you to NetGalley and Magination Press for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.33 out of 5

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