Searching for just the right gift for an adult on your list? Books marketed for children can be spot-on for grown ups, too!
Here are a few ideas:
Are they passionate about immigration?
Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Shawn Harris published in 2017 by Chronicle Books
This is the only book on today’s list that hasn’t been on my blog yet so just let me say: It is tremendous!
Dave Eggers, with his nonchalant, conversational tone, wows us with fascinating tidbits about our treasured Statue of Liberty, all building up to a surprising reveal about that Lady’s right foot! Shawn Harris knocks it out of the ballpark with his strong, vibrant artwork.
This one sneaks up on you with understatement, then moves you to tears. One of the best of 2017, for ages 5 through Adult.
…a children’s book written by an author they love. I’ve reviewed children’s books by Sylvia Plath, Salman Rushdie, Aldous Huxley, Sherman Alexie, Chinua Achebe, Jane Gardam, Frank McCourt, Sigrid Undset, and a number of others you might consider.…a favorite book from their childhood that’s out of print now. It might take some tricky questioning to find out which stories they loved best decades ago, but especially for friends or family members getting on in years, this might be a lovely gift. Amazon and Abe Books are great sources for purchasing out-of-print titles.
Know any other children’s books that feel like perfect grown-up gifts? Let us know in the comments!