Grandpa Dan's Toboggan Ride


32 pages
ISBN 0-590-74060-1
DDC jC813'.54






Illustrations by Eugenie Fernandes
Reviewed by Jean Free

Jean Free, a library consultant, is a retired public-school teacher and
librarian in Whitby, Ontario.


The last toboggan ride of the day for Grandpa Dan and Nicki is an
exciting ride down the snowy hill and along the street, where they pick
up the baker, the barber, the police chief, the mail carrier, and a
hockey player before crashing into a snowbank. Everyone has so much fun,
they run up the hill for just one more ride.

British Columbia author Suzan Reid’s first book reads aloud well,
and, being a cumulative tale, would be a good storytelling choice for
youngsters. Eugenie Fernandes is the well-known Ontario
author/illustrator of three-dozen books. Her humorous illustrations are
filled with movement and the joy of adventurous surprises, and she has
included ethnic faces and delightful animals to enrich the text.

This would be a perfect book for a grandfather to read to his
grandchild, as well as a witty addition to a library’s collection of
winter stories. Definitely a fun choice for children aged 3 to 6.


Reid, Suzan., “Grandpa Dan's Toboggan Ride,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 13, 2024,