Beautifully illustrated with 29 watercolor images, this heartwarming tale relates how a grandson learns more than decoy carving from his grandfather in the basement workshop. Through tall tales and kindly advice, Bobby and young readers alike learn about valuing family and one's elders, to show care and respect, the importance of a clean environment, and wonders of the natural world. Along with the engaging story and colorful illustrations, this book includes a glossary of terms to broaden a child's vocabulary. It is an excellent teaching tool for parents and educators that is sure to be treasured and returned to again and again. Middle grades?ges 10-13.
Corinne M. Litzenberg attributes her interest in waterfowl and decoys to her Great Uncle Bob, a nationally known decoy carver from Elkton, Maryland. Corinne lives, writes children's fiction, and teaches elementary students in Cecil County, Maryland.

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