Written by Dr. Michael Genhart
Illustrated by Priscilla Burris
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.
Michael Genhart, PhD, is the descendant of Mexican Americans and Swiss Americans, and is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He has also written Rainbow: A First Book of Pride; Cake & I Scream!…being bossy isn’t sweet; Mac & Geeeez!…being real is what it’s all about; Peanut Butter & Jellyous…sometimes friendships get sticky; Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways; I See You; and So Many Smarts! He lives with his family in Marin County. Visit MichaelGenhart.com or visit him on Facebook @picturebookauthor.
Priscilla Burris is Mexican American and is a member of the board of advisors for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and its national illustrator coordinator and advisor. She lives with her family in Southern California. Visit priscillaburris.com and visit her on Instagram and Twitter @PriscillaDesign.
A special thank you to the Texas Book Festival for their help and resources.
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