It's not very often, you find a book that speaks on relationships between grandparents and grandchildren. This book did just that. It's honest, transparent and I found myself wrapped up in the story and the message it displayed. I also thought the illustration helped with the imagery wonderfully. Wonderful book for all ages.
Woobee’s Journey is about a boy’s journey from boyhood to manhood. It’s about the love of a grandmother, memories that never fade, prayers that never end and love that is passed on for a lifetime.
Book Description from http://www.antwinettescott.org/
Woobee, handmade with love, was gifted to Isaiah from his grandmother when he was a little boy. The rambunctious Isaiah took his Woobee wherever he went.
But, when Grandma passes away, Woobee becomes more than just a security blanket, but a lasting memory of Isaiah’s grandma. Torn and battered, Woobee has seen it all. What some may just throw away, Woobee instead evolves, giving Isaiah the comfort he misses from his grandma.
As Isaiah grows, Woobee transforms too – from a blanket, to a cape, a pillow, a tie – and finally to a little patch of a handkerchief. Married, with children and now grandchildren of his own, Isaiah promises to hand down Grandma’s tradition by stitching Woobees for his own children and grandchildren in order to pass down the legacy.
Woobee’s Journey, is a sweet tale of Grandma’s touch of love, tenderly sewn into a seemingly ordinary blanket; but not just any blanket. It’s Isaiah’s Woobee – a special blanket that keeps the memory of Grandma alive.
Such a relatable and honest tale, Woobee’s Journey reminds readers that loved ones are never forgotten. Woobee’s Journey is a considerable teaching tool for young children to know that the ones we’ve cherished and lost will forever remain in our hearts.