Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie
Publication Date: October 2011
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Lucky for Sophie and Chloe, Grandma Tillie knows how to royally entertain her grandchildren. To their delight, whenever Grandma Tillie babysits, she seems to disappear, only to be replaced by a parade of lovable characters. There's Tillie Vanilly with the bright pink hair, star of The Tillie Vanilly Show, who loves to tell jokes and dance the conga; Chef Silly Tillie with the lampshade hat who offers up a dinner of Worm Chili with Glue Gravy; and Madame Frilly Tillie with the sparkly eyeglasses and towel turban, the world's most creative bath-bubble stylist. Sophie and Chloe wonder who will appear to tuck them into bed: Hiker Hilly Tillie, Explorer Chilly Tillie, or Zoo-lady Gorilly Tillie? To their surprise, it’s the best character of all—just plain Grandma Tillie.
Laurie Jacobs is the author of So Much in Common and the award-winning A Box of Candles. Her stories have also appeared in Cricket Magazine. She lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Anne Jewett has done illustrations for Babybug Magazine, Oxford University Press, and the Santa Anna Zoo, and she is the illustrator of The Warmest Place of All. She lives in Chuluota, Florida.
"The whimsical illustrations of pencil on paper, digitally painted, finesse the exaggeration with colorful details. . . . The capricious tale will have young girls wishing for a silly grandma just like Tillie, especially if she can hang a spoon from her nose." —Kirkus Reviews (January 18, 2012)