Kid’s Book Review: Grandads Are The Greatest

Kid’s Book Review: Grandads Are The Greatest

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

Grandads come in all shapes, sizes and guises! And we have lots of different names for them don’t we?

This is a joyous celebration of wonderful grandads and the love they have for their grandchildren. With a bouncy, irresistible rhyming text by Ben Faulks and charming illustrations by Nia Tudor this book is a perfect gift for Father’s Day.

More importantly it is a story to shared by a child with their grandad at any time of year for a special story time. Just as our young reviewer Unaysa enjoys with her grandad. Please scroll down to find out which her favourite grandad is!

Ben Faulks

Ben Faulks was born in Cornwall and now lives in Yorkshire, He’s a Producer, Presenter, Actor, Author & Writer who’s happiest, when embarking on a new creative adventure. He is the author of Grandads Are the Greatest, Grandmas Are the Greatest, Watch Out for Muddy Puddles!, What Makes Me A Me?

Nia Tudor is a Carnegie Medal and Klaus Flugge long listed children’s illustrator living and working along the Welsh coast in South Wales, UK.Nia enjoys exploring different illustration styles, and creating illustrations that are full of texture and filled with small details. Nia enjoys capturing the fun and energy of everyday life and nature in her work, as well as depicting heartfelt and intricate family scenes.

Book Review

I like the grandad who can bake the best!

Unaysa says: It was an amazing book! I enjoyed this book very much.
The one (grandad) I like the most is the grandad who can bake! But I like all the grandads in the book.

I’m going to read this book with my grandad because I know he’ll enjoy it and I bet he will want to take it home!

A girl told everyone ‘my grandad doesn’t sail the seven seas or fly’ but he’s a grandad that stays at home with her and loves her. That’s like my grandad, and he reads her stories like my grandad too.

Mum says: The illustrations are beautiful!
Grandads and girls and grandma’s and dads and mums and boys will love this book because it’s a loving story (story about love)!


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Whichever you choose, we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!


Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Unaysa
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: Cycling, drawing pictures, art and crafts
  • Dislikes: monsters, ghost and cavities
  • Favourite Movie: Paw Patrol
  • Favourite Song: I'm a Little Teapot
  • Favourite Book: Fix it Duck by Jez Alborough