How to Babysit a Grandpa

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When your grandpa rings the doorbell, it's babysitting time!
This is a hilarious and accessible 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 humour, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit!

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Review: How to Babysit a Grandpa

User Review  - Stacy Turco - Goodreads

This is just like How to babysit a Grandma. The pictures tell a different story then the words because the roles became switched when the kid has to babysit the grandma. the Author did a great job ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel Barnard - Goodreads

Reagan, Jean. How to Babysit a Grandpa. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012. Choice SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards for Southwest (2013) Camellia Award: Alabama Children's Choice Book Award ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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

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

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