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Tibble and Grandpa

A beautiful intergenerational story about love and loss.

Author Wendy Meddour and Illustrator Daniel Egneus

Suitable for:  2+ Valuable story for all families

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-277196-4
Publication date: 04/06/2020
Paperback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 270x230mm

Availability: In stock.

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Grandad is grieving. He hides away in his garden. He needs time. But he also needs love. Tibble is full of love and shows Grandad that remembering the people we love can be a wonderful, funny, poignant thing. A beautiful story to offer reassurance to grieving children.


  • An intergenerational story of love and loss that offers support to grieving children. Reassures children that whilst the grown-ups in their life may withdraw in the face of grief, they will come back. They will get better.
  • Shows us that loss can be something that brings us closer to our loved ones.
  • Offers a way into talking about death with children without a religious framework.
  • From the author/illustrator team behind Lubna and Pebble, A Time Magazine book of the year.
  • Lubna and Pebble was also Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week and winner of awards.

This page was last updated on 14 August 2020 at 19:30 GMT


  • Egneus's warm, rich light-filled collages and Meddour's perfectly judged, very simple text effortlessly convey sorrow and abiding love. - The Guardian
  • Well-paced and closely structured, this story works on every level, with Egneus' watercolors showing a range of emotion and activity, balancing clutter with space...Peaceful and heartfelt. and The larger-than-life, almost dreamy illustrations show readers what Lubna sees and feels, and the rawness of both text and images penetrates the heart. . . . A true celebration of the endless creativity and resilience of children. - Kirkus Reviews
  • This warm and touching picturebook, about a child's kindness to another, features children who have crossed a sea from a war to live in a world of tents. Evocative drawings express sadness and hope. - One to Watch Out For - The Sunday Times
  • A timely story of displacement, loss, friendship and kindness-universal messages with timeless appeal.- - Booklist, starred review
  • A truly important story about the refugee crisis and the power of friendship. Highly recommended.- - School Library Journal
  • This is a beautiful book, all rich colour and unusual angles, with some clever touches. - Books for Keeps
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