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Media, Awards, and Citations

In Grandpa’s Hands: A Child’s Celebration of Family has received major endorsements from politicians, authors, teachers, doctors, psychologists, professors, librarians, child development experts, moms, and kids. The BEST YOU CAN BE FOUNDATION awarded In Grandpa’s Hands their “Best Books for Families” citation. They said, “Truly a life affirming testament to the deep connection shared between grandparents and their grandchildren.”

In the Spring of 2008, Midwest Book Review, a highly respected literary review agency, wrote to libraries, schools, and parents, “In Grandpa’s Hands: A Child’s Celebration of Family is highly recommended to children’s picture book shelves.”

Listed below are just a few of the many accolades In Grandpa’s Hands has garnered:

“A welcome addition for families in helping to bridge multi-generational gaps. A pleasure to look at, In Grandpa’s Hands presents a personal and intimate journey for child and grandparent.”

 --Louise E. Glaser, M.D., Pediatrician
Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)

“Marlena Uhrik has crafted a unique teaching tool that not only helps children learn how to read, but serves to strengthen their bond with family members. It is a timeless work that will be a great addition to a child’s book collection.”

--Mary Hayashi, California State Assemblymember

“This book sparks the imagination about each object that Grandpa is holding and is a great source of rich conversation with children. I can’t wait to use it as a “mentor-text” and for “springboard” writing from the book’s pages.”

--Phyllis McMaster, Third Grade Teacher

At the bottom of this page are several documents that exhibit the excitement and appreciation that many individuals and organizations have expressed about this book.

Endorsement PDF
Review PDF
In Grandpa's Hands Press Release PDF
Flyer PDF
Interview Request Form
Author Bio PDF
My Family Matters To Me Launch Press Release
In Grandpa's Hands Awards Press Release
Award-winning Author, Dr. Marlena Uhrik Launches My Family Matters To Me
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