How to Babysit a Grandpa

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How to Babysit a Grandpa

By Jean Reagan; Lee Wildish (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375867132, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2012

Description
A "New York Times" bestselling picture book--from the creators of the hilariousHOW TO... series--about a child spending time with his grandpa. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa, including what to eat for snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, cookies topped with ice cream) what to do on a walk (find lizards and dandelion puffs, be on the lookout for puddles and sprinklers), and how to play with a grandpa (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play).
Filled with humor, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit


About the Author
JEAN REAGAN was born in Alabama but spent most of her childhood in Japan. She now lives in Salt Lake City, UT, with her husband. To learn more about Jean and her work, please visit jeanreagan.com and jeanreaganbooks.com.

LEE WILDISH has illustrated a number of children s books, including"Twosomes"by Marilyn Singer. To learn more about Lee and his work, visit wildishillustration.com.

Together, Jean and Lee are the creators of the "New York Times" bestselling HOW TO... series, including"How to Babysit a Grandpa, ""How to Babysit a Grandma, " and"How to Surprise a Dad. ""


Praise For How to Babysit a Grandpa

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, May 2012:
"The narrative is particularly effective in converting childish concern into caretaker reassurance ('When your mom and dad leave, pat your grandpa’s hand and say, "Don’t worry. They always come back" ’)...While grandpas will obviously enjoy sharing this story with their little ones (and parents will enjoy purchasing it for a Father’s Day gift for said grandpa), there is enough playfulness here to broaden the appeal to a wider audience."