What would you do if both of your grandpas were visiting, but they couldn’t talk to each other?

Abuelo speaks Spanish. Opa speaks German. They can’t talk to each other, so there is a lot of silence when they visit.

But they both play the accordion, and music is a universal language!

Hear Dr. Michael Genhart read his book, Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music, aloud. He also talks about his family, how families can blend and celebrate cultures, and suggests a family tree activity.

Read a post by Dr. Genhart about writing this book here.

by Michael Genhart, PhD

This Article's Author

Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He is the acclaimed author of many picture books, including Love is Love, I See You, Ouch! Moments, So Many Smarts!, Cake & I Scream!, Mac & Geeez!, Peanut Butter & Jellyous, among other titles. He lives with his rainbow family in Marin County, California.

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  • Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music

    Michael Genhart, PhD

    When both grandpas, Abuelo and Opa, visit at the same time, they can’t understand each other’s language and there is a lot of silence. The grandson’s clever thinking helps find a way for everyone to share the day together as two cultures become one family.

    This unique book includes a bonus fold-out and a note from the author sharing the true story of his own family.