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Written from the perspective of a four-year-old little boy, Charlie is aware that 'Mum knows best' and 'Grandrad knows about everything' because he is tall, quite old, and has a white beard of course. The excitement of grangad's arrival in his big black truck and the anticipation of another tall and quite exaggerated adventure with grangrad and his friends such as Jelly Baby Joe, Leaky Lee the Plumber and Icey Mikey, provides a great fun children's read. With a mixture of facts, mispronunciation, pure exaggeration and four-year-old innocent assumptions, Charlie and Grangrad's adventures take them on journeys to the wide open salt & vinegar chip fields of Trumpington, to the spaghetti trees of the Caribbean and to the ice cream rivers next to Mrs. Tinkies tea rooms in Iceland. The book contains subjects of modern realism including an environmentally friendly family of dinosaurs and fun characters such as James the sea lion from Africa, all wrapped in a world of family-friendly escapism to highlight little Charlie's relationship with his Grangrad and their tall adventures.
ISBN : 978-1-83934-669-9
Pages : 92
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Bumblebee Books
As a musician and songwriter Steve Mansfield was also a winner at the 2017 Hollywood Music & Media Awards held at the Avalon Theatre, Hollywood. As a recently qualified Grandad his grandson gave him the inspiration to write his first book 'Charlie & Grangrad's Tall Adventures;. Now semi-retired from 9-5 working as a company director in London and living in the deepest countryside of Essex, writing about life stories with a twist of exaggeration and fantasy makes writing such fun whether for music or for books.