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How to Babysit a Grandpa Hardcover – April 10, 2012
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The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, May 2012:
"The narrative is particularly effective in converting childish concern into caretaker reassurance ('When your mom and dad leave, pat your grandpa’s hand and say, "Don’t worry. They always come back" ’)...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."
About the Author
JEAN REAGAN was born in Alabama but spent most of her childhood in Japan. She now lives in Salt Lake City, UT, with her husband. To learn more about Jean and her work, please visit jeanreagan.com and jeanreaganbooks.com.
LEE WILDISH has illustrated a number of children’s books, including Twosomes by Marilyn Singer. To learn more about Lee and his work, visit wildishillustration.com.
Together, Jean and Lee are the creators of the New York Times bestselling HOW TO... series, including How to Babysit a Grandpa, How to Babysit a Grandma, and How to Surprise a Dad.
Top customer reviews
The jokes are mild and predictable but still affectionate and cheerful. The book's tone is consistently upbeat and there aren't any jokes or funny bits that make you pause and wonder why anyone ever thought "that" was funny.
Both because this is about as appealing as store-bought whimsy can get and because grandfathers are a hard bunch to buy anything for, this book worked for me. And I'll guarantee that if you sit down to read this book with one or more of your grandchildren, you'll end up doing some of the things that are suggested as grandpa pleasers.