Local author sets children’s book in Nelson

In Joey Visits Grandpa, Castlegar author Patricia Nichvolodoff tells a humorous and heart-warming story.

Local author sets children’s book in Nelson

There’s no place like home… Except Grandpa’s.

In Joey Visits Grandpa, Castlegar author Patricia Nichvolodoff tells a humorous and heart-warming story about the special relationship between Joey and his grandfather.

After his grandfather continuously misplaces his glasses, Joey devises a creative plan to solve his grandfather’s problem. Just as the initial problem is solved, the story ends with a new problem, revealing a humorous conundrum left for young readers to solve on their own.

“The real-life circumstances in the story entertain both children and adults,” Nichvolodoff said. “Searching for the hidden glasses in each illustration is a fun game that both can play and enjoy.”

Inspired by her own relationship with her father, Nichvolodoff hopes to remind parents of the powerful influence of loving relationships on a child’s development, encourage children to utilize their problem-solving skills and develop a child’s love for literature.

“Building relationships with family is rewarding,” Nichvolodoff said. “I encourage grandparents to read the story with their grandchildren to strengthen their bond.”

Nichvolodoff sets the story in Nelson, and even features the big orange bridge on the cover. Shannen Marie Paradero illustrated the book.