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  • Written by Ashley Wolff
    Illustrated by Ashley Wolff
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9781582462523
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I Call My Grandpa Papa

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Do you play baseball with your Pops, go camping with your Opa, or read at the library with your Babu? No matter what name you call your grandpa, one thing is for sure: it's always fun to spend time with the one you love--who loves you right back. Ashley Wolff's musical text and colorful collage artwork pay tribute to the special bond between children and their grandfathers.


"My grandfather from China
is visiting today.
Class, please welcome Ye-Ye!"
said Miss Alexandra May.

"Our grandpas all have stories--
no two are just the same.
They have so much to teach us
and deserve their special names.
Will you please tell Ye-Ye
about these pictures that you drew
of you and all your grandpas
and what you love to do?"

Cesar said, "Let me go first!
See us swimming in the pool?
My Abuelo taught me
how to dive.

I think he's really cool!"
Ashley Wolff

About Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff - I Call My Grandpa Papa

Photo © Sabin Russell

Ashley has been an artist since she declared herself one at the age of 5. 
She grew up in Middlebury Vermont. Ashley’s ties to Vermont remain strong and she still spends part of every year in Middlebury.  Even as a high school student, Ashley planted a huge vegetable garden and had a “hot” compost pile in a chicken wire cage.
She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1979 and her first job after college was working as a graphic artist at a small newspaper in Vermont. There she met her husband, Sabin Russell and together they moved to San Francisco in 1980.
Sabin Russell is a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle.
 Before becoming a full time author/illustrator, Ashley worked at The Pacific Sun newspaper in Marin County.  Throughout her years in California Ashley has continued to paint large-scale indoor and outdoor murals throughout the SF Bay area.
Ashley is the author and/or illustrator of over 55 children’s picture books including Baby Beluga, Stella and Roy Go Camping, Me Baby, You Baby, The Wild Little Horse, Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?, I Call My Grandma Nana and the beloved  Miss Bindergarten Series. Her books have won numerous state and national awards.
For 24 years one of Ashley’s favorite pastimes is traveling to schools all over the US, speaking to children about writing, drawing and using their imaginations to help them find their own paths to the future.
Ashley  lives next door to a community garden plot in San Francisco, has a large back yard garden and keeps 4 worm bins busy with her kitchen scraps.


Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council.

Review, Kirkus Reviews:
"A nice choice for school and home, these selections incorporate warmth, gentle humor, a variety of languages and a range of family groupings while they show some of the many things that a grandparent and grandchildren can do together."

Review, San Francisco Chronicle:
"We meet an Italian called Nonno, a Russian called Dedushka, a Japanese called Oji-san and many more, including American ones called Grandpa and Pops. There's even a dinosaur-loving kid who calls his Grandpasaurus. Wolff uses painting and collage to create real-life scenes of grandfatherly fun. And she includes a list of international grandpa names at the back."

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