How to Babysit a Grandpa

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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!

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Review: How to Babysit a Grandpa

User Review  - Margie - Goodreads

Do children really need ideas on what to do when their grandfather is babysitting? I have no doubt the Grandpa himself could certainly supply ideas but just in case the child, in this case, a grandson ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristen Rigau - Goodreads

The book How to Babysit A Grandpa written by Jean Reagan is about a young boy and his grandpa. In this particular story, the average roles of a grandpa and his grandson are reversed. In the beginning ... 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, UT, with her husband. To learn more about Jean and her work, please visit and

LEE WILDISH has illustrated a number of children's books, including Twosomes by Marilyn Singer. To learn more about Lee and his work, visit

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.  

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