- Title: How to Babysit a Grandpa
- Author: Jean Reagan
- Illustration: Lee Wildish
- Format: Hardback 32 pages
- Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
- Published: 04 May 2012
- Genre: Storybooks, Family, Humour
- ISBN 13: 9780375867132
- ISBN 10: 0375867139
- Source: Gifted by I Love to Read and Review Books
- Buy: The Book Depository|Amazon
In an apple core (The Bookworm’s version of a nutshell)
A short and simple read for the young ones. Full of cheeky ideas to keep you little ones busy at Grandpa’s.
A “New York Times” bestselling picture book about a child spending time with his grandpa. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for “babysitting” a grandpa, 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 grandpa (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play). Filled with humor, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit!
At only 32 pages long, this is a very short book so there’s not a lot to say. The story is cute with really sweet and colourful illustrations. The activities are fun and quite kooky but are cool enough that little kids, and especially for little boys. Ideas presented in point-form teaches kids to differentiate the important bits of the story.
All in all, great book to tucking kids into bed for the night, and filling their minds with creative ideas for the next day. And a lovely Christmas present to be tried out the next year!
Disclosure: I was not compensated financially or otherwise for this review. Everything mentioned are my own thoughts based on my experience.