Emily loves to visit Grandma and Grandpa. Like most grandchildren, she gets lots of affection and the freedom to do what she wants. But sadly, every visit comes to an end, leaving Emily longing for a way to feel close to her grandparents ... until she can see them again.
Gold medal winner of a prestigious Mom's Choice Award and an IPPY award winner too, this gracefully illustrated story begins with Emily's sorrowful wishes: ''I wish you didn t live so far away. I wish I could sleep over any time I want.'' It continues with a special gift from Grandma and Grandpa that teaches Emily to use her imagination, memory, and natural surroundings to feel connected to her grandparents. In the end, Emily surprises her grandparents with a gift of her own, showing them that children are not the only ones who can use memories and imagination as comfort when they are missing those they hold dear.