Karen Ackerman

“A beautifully nostalgic picture book about one grandfather’s youth that demonstrates that you’re only as old as you feel!

“Three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and tap shoes.” Grandpa used to dance on the vaudeville stage, and the children can see what it’s like to be a song and dance man as he glides across the floor. Gammell’s color pencil renderings of the story’s inherent joie de vivre leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly conveys the message that you’re only as old as you feel, but the children respond to the nostalgia of the moment, as will readers. “Absolutely unique.”—(starred) Booklist”