Thursday, September 4, 2014

How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish (Hodder Children's Books)


How to Babysit a Grandma

Written by Jean Reagan

Illustrated by Lee Wildish

Published by Hodder Children's Books

Hooray! Hooray! It's happy publication day for a book that we actually wished for not too long ago. If you look at our review of "How to Babysit a Grandad" by Jean and Lee, you'll see that we hoped that there'd be a Grandma-based follow-up to keep Charlotte's Grandma happy - and here it is!

The great news is that it's every bit as fun, well observed and pays proper homage to grandmas just like "grandad" did.

A little girl is going for a sleepover at Grandmas, ahem... I mean a little girl is going to babysit her Grandma for the weekend and has lots of wise advice on what youngsters can do to keep an energetic and active elderly relative busy for the entire time.

Reading stories (YAY!), feeding ducks (we loved the cameo in this bit from the dynamic duo who starred in "How to Babysit a Grandad!") and dressing up are all part and parcel of keeping Grandma happy and contented. As with Grandad we also happen to know that straying from the usual strict diet is a must!

Jean and Lee have come up trumps with a brilliant book, just in the nick of time for Grandma Day as well! I have a sneaky feeling that this one will end up staying permanently at Grandma and Grandad's house, it's a great little bedtime read.

"How to Babysit a Grandma" by Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish is out today from Hodder Children's Books.

Charlotte's best bit: She loved cuddling up with Grandma and this one, a brilliant follow-up to "How to Babysit a Grandad"

Daddy's Favourite bit: Another belter from Jean and Lee, huge doses of belly laughs at the brilliant observations in this.

(Kindly sent to us for review by Hodder Children's Books)

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