Book Review: Grandpa’s Lessons on Fishing and Life by Ruthie Godfrey

Book cover for Grandpa's Lessons on Fishing and Life by Ruthie Godfrey

Book Review: Grandpa’s Lessons on Fishing and Life by Ruthie Godfrey

Little lessons for fishing...

BIG lessons for life!

Featured in Pacific Sportfishing Magazine, the brief lessons can spark deep conversations with your young ones. Grab your fishing pole and lucky hat as we set sail with Grandpa to learn a thing or two about fishing. The colorful and engaging illustrations make this the perfect addition to your library collection. Pick up your copy and get hooked today! (Get the same great story in Spanish, too!)

  • Reading age: 4-12 years, from publishers

  • Print length: 36 pages

  • Language: English

  • Grade level: Kindergarten – 5

  • Publication date: October 14, 2020

About the Author

Ruthie Godfrey is an elementary educator and author, dedicated to sharing important themes and truths about life in a beautiful and relatable way for children (and the young-at-heart). When she is not busy at school and in the classroom, she writes children’s books to both entertain and teach kids. Her books tend to touch on themes of growth mindset, effort, progress, perseverance, friendship, and school struggles. Her "Grandpa's Lessons" series offers rich life lessons to learn from everyday activities.

Ruthie has always been an avid reader. She has also dabbled in writing throughout her life. She loves to teach writing to her students, as she sees that writing reveals personality, thoughts, ideas, and heart. She is grateful for the opportunity to share virtues and love through stories, like a ray of light in a world that can feel a little bit dark at times. She wants children to feel heard, seen, and understood.

If you are interested in educational material and writing lessons, be sure to follow Ruthie at or on social media on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Illustrator, Children books, watercolor and comic Artist

Pablo Etzequiel D'Alio born in Buenos Aires. From a very young age, he began to study with the teacher Horacio Lalia who taught him the arts of narrative and love of the trade. He also studied at the National University of Art (UNA Argentina) and in the script workshop of Diego Agrimbau for learning storytelling and script. He illustrated the interiors of the anthology "Nuca corrí siempre cobré" by Leo Oyola, under the label Lacoop editorial. He is currently working as a freelance illustrator and has just published "Disonante" within the Lenoise comix publishing house. Last but not least, participates regularly in the Journal of La Matanza, and Revista 27. His works can be found in and

Eve’s Book Review

First off, at the front of the book, there is a link for a free book from the author and at the end of the book are downloadable bookmarks and a Fishing Facts and Tips list.

There are illustrations on every other page. Cute, colorful, they go very well with the storyline.

Having read the book out loud to my hubby, I found it entertaining. The illustrations caused giggles and grins bringing to mind when our grandchildren went fishing with their grandpa. I believe that this is a book you would enjoy having in your children’s library.


About the Book Reviewer

Eve Culley wearing a red shirt

As a children’s author, I am blessed to live in the imaginary world of Barn Town where the animals talk and share their lives with me. I believe that I have the best job there is. Another joy I have is reading other children’s authors and sharing their work with you. Read a book and share the joy with others.

Storytelling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that as I tell stories, putting them on paper, it makes room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon. I write for children because of their wonderful imaginations. They are the very best at believing that the probable can become possible. Nothing is any better than when the reader climbs into the adventure and joins the journey with you.

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