How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan

87%

12 Critic Reviews

A good choice for just those days when Mom and Dad do go away and leave their children in charge of Grandpa
-Kirkus

Synopsis

A New York Times bestselling picture book--from the creators of the hilarious HOW TO... series--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!
 

About Jean Reagan

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JEAN REAGAN was born in Alabama but spent most of her childhood in Japan. She now lives in Salt Lake City 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 JeanReagan.com. LEE WILDISH has illustrated a number of children's books in various styles, most recently Thomas and the Dragon Queen by Shutta Crum and Twosomes by Marilyn Singer, both on the Knopf list. To learn more about Lee and his work, please visit WildishIllustration.com.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Feb 15 2012

A good choice for just those days when Mom and Dad do go away and leave their children in charge of Grandpa

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Deseret News

Excellent
Reviewed by Marilou Sorensen on Apr 07 2012

“How to Babysit a Grandpa” is sure to become a favorite read-aloud, and all grandparents better have this one handy for the next babysitting session.

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Children's Books Guide

Excellent
Reviewed by Children's Books Guide on May 06 2012

It has everything your child could possibly need to form a perfect play time with their Grandpa, even including a fun way to clean up the mess they make, and excluding the purchase of any giant spiders.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Excellent
Reviewed by Salt Lake Tribune on Apr 14 2012

A picturebook illustrated by Lee Wildish, it’s full of whimsy, warmth and knowing laughs.

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Kiss the Book

Good
Reviewed by Cindy Mitchell on May 02 2012

Reagan’s reversal of the usual babysitting scenario is perfectly complimented by Wildish’s bright, energetic illustrations. Perfect for story time!

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Miss Courtney Meets Bobo

Good
Reviewed by Miss Courtney on May 14 2012

The text made this book for me. The illustrations are bright and remind me of David Shannon with a bit more polish.

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Kid Lit Frenzy

Good
Reviewed by Kid Lit Frenzy on Apr 29 2012

Just a fun book and would make a good read aloud.

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The Bookshelf Detective

Good
Reviewed by Kim Tomsic on Apr 22 2012

Furthermore, if the premise isn't enough to satisfy a reader (it is!), the gorgeous and amusing illustrations will surely win you over.

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Everybody Needs a Little Romance

Good
Reviewed by Lilly on Apr 10 2012

This is a hilarious and accessible picture book about a child spending time with his grandpa.

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Musings

Good
Reviewed by Jen Peterson on Apr 10 2012

This will most likely be a gift for Grandpa sometime this year.

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It's All Good Books

Good
Reviewed by itsallgo on May 21 2012

Think about this cute brand new book around Father’s Day for your kids.

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Children's Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Shelley J on Apr 03 2012

A book to warm your heart and make any child long for a grandfather to babysit!

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