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Book details
  • SubGenre:Parenting / Grandparenting
  • Language:English
  • Pages:24
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781682224595

Grandpa Skypes Baby Ben

by Barry A. Abbott

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Grandpa Skypes Baby Ben is a story about how a loving grandfather living on the West Coast develops a close and loving relationship with his grandson living on the East Coast.


Grandpa Skypes Baby Ben traces how a grandfather, who lives in San Francisco, is able to develop a strong, loving relationship with his grandson, who lives in Rye, New York,  "even though they live 3,000 miles apart."

About the author
Barry A. Abbott is a practicing lawyer in Seattle and San Francisco and has three grandchildren living in Rye, New York.

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Keith & Eleanor
This is a Great Book! This is a great book - especially for grandchildren that live a long distance away. Everyone can relate to this book: we love it, our children love it, and our grandchildren love it. -Keith and Eleanor O'Gorman. San Antonio, Texas Read more
Grandpa Skypes Baby Ben This children’s book, on its face about technology, is also more broadly about family members who are separated by geography and how they find ways to know and love each other. Its gentle pace, quiet humor, and Mr. Rogers-style welcoming tone make it a good book for reading aloud and discussing with young children. The artwork is delicious, and learning about special places in New York and San Francisco an added bonus. Our daughters would have loved it when they were small! Kari Glover, Seattle, Washington Read more
Grandpa Skypes Baby Ben Family dynamics have dramatically changed in recent decades - from relatives located around the block to relatives located around the world. Barry Abbott's message to kids of all ages in his book is this: if we use technology, we can still be close no matter how far we are apart! - Leonard A. Bernstein, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Read more