How to Babysit a Grandma

By Jean Reagan; Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385753845, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2014

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Description
A"New York Times"bestseller
When you babysit a grandma, if you're lucky . . . it's a sleepover at her house And with the useful tips found in this book, you're guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time. (Be sure to check out the sections on: How to keep a grandma busy; Things to do at the park; Possible places to sleep, and what to do once you're both snugly tucked in for the night.)
From the author-illustrator team behind the "New York Times" bestsellingHOW TO... seriescomes a funny and heartwarming celebration of grandmas and grandchildren.



About the Author
Jean Reagan lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, Peter, and daughter, Jane. Their beloved son and brother, John, died in 2005. Born in Alabama, Jean spent most of her childhood in Japan. Since graduating from Earlham College, she has worked as a community organizer, a union activist, and a writer. She cherishes her years as a full-time mother when she also worked at her children's public school, the Open Classroom. In the summers, her family lives in a tiny, remote cabin in Grand Teton National Park where she and Peter serve as volunteer backcountry rangers. Bears visit them frequently.Lee Wildish became interested in illustration and art at a very young age. As soon as he graduated from the University of Nottingham he started working as a graphic designer for an advertising agency, learning the ins and outs of graphics and corporate literature. Several years later he ventured into greeting cards, where he produced illustrations and design concepts from inception through completion. Lee now loves to illustrate children's books and adds humor to his work whenever possible. He believes that there s nothing more warming than seeing people enjoying a published book that he has illustrated. Lee now lives in Nottingham, England.



Praise For How to Babysit a Grandma

Publishers Weekly, January 13, 2014:
"Reagan and Wildish follow their bestselling How to Babysit a Grandpa with another sly how-to that guides readers through the finer points of babysitting one's grandparent... Wildish's cheery digital illustrations smooth over any potential moments of anxiety with lots of soft smiles and evidence of the close bond between this grandmother and granddaughter."

School Library Journal, February 2014:
"Any grown-up who has calmly been the object of a child’s flights of fancy will chuckle at the scenarios, as Grandma, never mugging or rolling her eyes, participates fully and patiently in all of her granddaughter’s ideas...The charm of its premise and the clear bond between the generations will have kids and grandparents giggling together."

Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2014:
"Reagan and Wildish create a humorous follow-up how-to tale in this companion to How to Babysit a Grandpa (2012)...This silly take on role reversal will have preschoolers and early-elementary children plotting their own babysitting jobs."


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