Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805093131, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Larry is a little lamb with a larger-than-life grandmother. She talks loudly, carries a heavy sewing machine, and has big plans to take Larry to Tanzania and the South Seas when he grows up. She even has a secret handshake. It's all too much for shy little Larry—until a summer storm blows through the Lambs' valley, and Larry finds an unlikely hero in his own family.
Kate and Sarah Klise's gentle tribute to the bond between child and grandparent reminds us that it often takes time for little ones to fall in love—even with those who love them the most. Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake is perfect for grandparents and their own little lambs.
About the Author
Kate Klise is the author of several picture books and novels, including Grounded and Homesick. She frequently collaborates with her sister, the illustrator M. Sarah Klise. Kate travels all over the country speaking to classrooms about her work. She lives in Norwood, Missouri.
M. Sarah Klise draws and paints in her studio in Berkeley, California. With her sister, Kate Klise, she previously collaborated on novels and the picture book Shall I Knit You a Hat?
Praise For Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake…
“...lovely…” —School Library Journal
“A gentle telling...” —Horn Book
“A special treat for grandchildren and grandmas.” —Kirkus
“The Klise sisters (Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth) have once again hit the nail on the head…” —Publishers Weekly
“Beating the winter chill and warming hearts are the themes in the Klise sisters' darling tribute to knitwear and holiday giving. . . . The Klises consistently sound notes of tenderness and humor.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Shall I Knit You a Hat?
“The Klise sisters team up to show that the giving is just as important as the gift.” —The New York Times on Shall I Knit You a Hat?