This time, when Grandpa and Thomas go to the beach they swim, picnic, slide down the sand-dunes and build a sand-car. Then the weather turns stormy and the two shelter in the car, under the green umbrella, until the storm passes. This beautiful picture book for the very young follows on from the CBC Award-winning "Grandpa and Thomas" and again depicts the special relationship between grandchild and grandfather.
Pamela Allen is a phenomenon in the world of children's books. In twenty-four years she has produced thirty-three picture books, many of which have won prestigious awards and commendations both in Australia and overseas. Pamela's picture books have earned classic status through their enduring popularity with the very young.