How to Babysit a Grandad by Jean Reagan

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Filled with humour, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift to or from a grandparent, and perfect for reading when Grandad comes to visit! Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013, it is a hilarious and accessible picture book about a child spending time with his grandad complete with wonderfully over-the-top illustrations, but very much in keeping with the jaunty text, from Lee Wildish.


How to Babysit a Grandad by Jean Reagan

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! 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).


Full of love and humour... illustrations beautifully convey the emotion between the two main characters in the story. Carousel Adorable. Daily Record A cunning study in role reversal, with Lee Wildish's over-the-top illustrations well in keeping with a jaunty text.

Wonderful humour... amusing and adorable... a whole lot of mischievous fun. Baby Surrey Madcap and cartoon-like illustrations energetically capture the fun... A warm portrayal of a very important relationship. Very entertaining. School Librarian Funny and heart-warming... guaranteed to be a family favourite. Mumsnet What a delightful book. The School Librarian

About the Author

Jean Reagan was born in Alabama but spent most of her childhood in Japan. She now lives in Salt Lake City in America with her husband. In the summers, they serve as backcountry volunteers in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. To learn more about Jean and her work, please visit Lee Wildish is a real talent heading for great success. He was picked out by Kate Skipper, the Waterstone's buyer, as someone to watch and he is one of Hodder's highlight illustrators. Lee won the Red House Children's Book Award 2013 and is a New York Times bestselling illustrator.

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32 pages


Jean Reagan
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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

5th September 2013




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