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How to Babysit a Grandad

Lee Wildish, Jean Reagan

8 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Father’s Day, Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks

Filled with humour, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for Father's day, and perfect for reading when Grandad comes to visit!

A New York Times bestselling title, illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013.

When your grandad rings the doorbell, it's babysitting time! This is a hilarious and accessible picture book about a child spending time with his grandad. The perfect Father's day gift!

Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for 'babysitting' a grandad, 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 grandad (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play).

"A cunning study in role reversal, with Lee Wildish's over-the-top illustrations well in keeping with a jaunty text." - Independent on Sunday

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Praise for How to Babysit a Grandad

  • A cunning study in role reversal, with Lee Wildish's over-the-top illustrations well in keeping with a jaunty text. - Independent on Sunday

  • Adorable. - Daily Record

  • Madcap and cartoon-like illustrations energetically capture the fun... A warm portrayal of a very important relationship. Very entertaining. - School Librarian

  • Full of love and humour... illustrations beautifully convey the emotion between the two main characters in the story. - Carousel

  • Funny and heart-warming... guaranteed to be a family favourite. - Mumsnet

  • The narrative is particularly effective in converting childish concern into caretaker reassurance ... 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. - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

  • The book is hilarious. - huffingtonpost

  • Wonderful humour... amusing and adorable... a whole lot of mischievous fun. - Baby Surrey

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Lee Wildish

Lee Wildish is an acclaimed illustrator. His Spooky, Spooky House won the Overall Red House Children's Book Award, his Spaghetti with the Yeti was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize, and he has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and the Sheffield Children's Book Award.

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