Friday, August 7, 2015

Children's Book Review: Papa's Sun by Kevin McNamee

Title: Papa’s Suns
Author: Kevin McNamee
Illustrator: Samantha Bell
Published: June 2015
Pages: 18

Unexpected changes are part of life and when we least expect it those changes can sneak up on us. How we handle those changes whether for the good or bad can set an example for those around us.

Young Jacob has a special bond with his Papa through the love of drawing. What happens when Papa suffers a stroke, which affects his speech and ability to move his body correctly? Will Papa retreat further into a world without drawing with not having the capability to create or does the love between the Jacob and Papa bloom into new ways of drawing?

Journey along with Jacob to see if he learns how to adapt to his “new” Papa and with different ways of communicating.

Kevin McNamee has created a splendid story of everlasting love through a too often experienced health issue of stroke. Genius!

Samantha Bell’s soft imagery lends to the heartwarming story of the special love between grandson and grandfather. Splendid!


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author

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  1. Thanks for the nice review, Donna!

    1. Hi Kevin, my pleasure. Your book is a pure gem! Best wishes for your continued success, Donna

  2. This sounds like a very important and informative story for children about the impact a stroke can have on a loved one. It's a premise I've never heard of for a children's book before.

    Nice review!

    1. Hi Chrys, Kevin did a splendid job on a difficult topic. Thanks for visiting and lending your support, much appreciated. Best, Donna

  3. Great review, Donna! I loved Kevin's book as well.

  4. This book will be a source of help for kids and parents dealing with similar issues. Beautiful concept.

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