What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum

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It's Patrick's first sleep-over at his Granny's, but what is that boy to do when he can't go to bed because something is missing? And what will his Granny do when she discovers the missing something is a bed, and a pillow, and a blanket...and more? With her ladylike purse slung over one arm and a loaded toolbox over the other, this amazingly resourceful Granny—in a whirlwind of dusk to dawn activity—proves she can do whatever it takes! And does she finally get Patrick tucked in? Well, that's another story! Taken to delightfully silly extremes, this wickedly daffy stalling-at-bedtime romp contains scenes that exhausted whatever-it-takes adults will recognize and every almost-ready-for-bed kid will wish for! What! Cried Granny marks the impressive debut of two exciting new talents. Kate Lum drew on her own experiences as a cajoling parent to create this innovative not-quite-bedtime story. Adrian Johnson's artwork is inspired by his interest in the graphic designs of the 1950's and 1960's.
 

About Kate Lum

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Kate Lum grew up in New England, headed to Canada for university, and never quite made it home. She is now settled in a picturesque little theater town near Toronto with her husband, an entrepreneur, and two children. Adrian Johnson is the author and illustrator of many wonderful books for children, including the delightful "What! Cried Granny," He lives in England.
 
Published April 1, 1999 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With the help of shrewd, patient grandmother, Patrick scores a victory for all bedtime foot-draggers in this energetic debut of two children’s book newcomers.

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The pages hum with visual energy, from the dotted white lines that follow Granny as she zips about, to the puckishly retro palette (lime green paired with purple, fiery orange with red, and so on) applied in blocky shapes la Bruce Ingman.

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