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How to Babysit a Grandma
By (author): Jean Reagan Illustrated by: Lee Wildish
9781524772567 Board book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 0 - 3, Grade (US) to P JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational Mar 27, 2018
$11.99 CAD
Active 5.5 x 7 x 0.63 in | 0.54 lb 26 pages Random House Children's Books Knopf Books for Young Readers
Celebrate the special bond between grandmas and grandkids with this delightful New York Times bestseller that puts the kids in charge of babysitting…if just for one day. The perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, and any day shared with Grandma!

When you babysit a grandma, if you’re lucky, you’ll have a sleepover at her house! And with the useful tips found in this book, you’re guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time. (Be sure to check out the sections on: How to keep a grandma busy; Things to do at the park; Possible places to sleep, and what to do once you’re both tucked in for the night.) 

From the author-illustrator team behind the New York Times bestselling HOW TO…books comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of grandmas and grandchildren.

The fun doesn’t stop! Check out more HOW TO…picture books:
How to Babysit a Grandpa
How to Catch a Santa
How to Get Your Teacher Ready
How to Raise a Mom
How to Surprise a Dad

New York Times bestsellers: Our Grandpa and Gradma books have sold nearly 1 million copies.

Now in board! This new format and simplified text is perfect for the littlest readers

Timed for Mother’s Day promotions: forget that sappy greeting card. THIS is the gift to hand to grandmas everywhere.

Granny Trap: and after Mother’s Day is over, we’ll have a second opportunity to promote during National Grandparents’ Day (which is celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day).

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.  

Author Residence: Salt Lake City, UT

LEE WILDISH has illustrated a number of children's books in various styles, including 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

Illustrator Residence: Nottinghamshire, England


"[A] silly take on role reversal." --Kirkus Reviews

The charm of its premise and the clear bond between the generations will have kids and grandparents giggling together." --School Library Journal

Praise for the HOW TO...series!

"Laugh-out-loud funny." --Kirkus Reviews (How to Raise a Mom)

"Funny hidden details." --Kirkus Reviews (How to Babysit a Grandpa)

"Touches of humor in each of the digitally rendered illustrations." --Kirkus Reviews (How to Surprise a Dad)

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