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How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan

How to Babysit a Grandpa

by Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)

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This modern fantasy book was almost an instruction manual for babysitting your grandpa. There were many things the child suggested you do, like hiding form him when he first arrives, or playing pretend, like pirate ships. All of these adventures should be followed by a nap before the parents return home ( )
  sommerkirk | Feb 24, 2015 |
A very witty book about a young boy "babysitting" his grandpa; from the perspective of how a child would babysit someone (eating chocolate for breakfast.) Great book when talking about responsibilities, families, etc.
  KaylaAnn715 | Feb 24, 2015 |
How to Babysit a Grandpa is a cute story about a little boy who thinks he is responsible for taking care of his grandparent when his mom and dad go out. The little boy shares a list of to do's to be able to properly care for his grandpa. While the boy believes he is in charge, they spend their time playing games, reading books, eating and even napping. I think it is a great story about responsibilities. Everyone can help no matter how young or how old. ( )
  cvarela | Nov 28, 2014 |
instead of older person babysitting the grandchild its the other way around for this book. The grandchild tells how to babysit a grnadpa when he comes over and his parents go out. Very cute for teaching children how to be kind to older people. ( )
  pamelapaige | Oct 20, 2014 |
This book was so cute! It's written as a how-to guide and the child goes through all of the ways he entertains his grandpa while he is babysitting him. I can just imagine the parents telling their child that grandpa needs a sitter and that the child will be in charge. The things that the child comes up with are cute. The illustrations are cute, the story is whimsical, and the concept behind the story is clever. Be sure to check out the companion book, How to Babysit a Grandma!! Equally sweet. I can't imagine anyone not loving these books. ( )
  recipe_addict | Sep 21, 2014 |
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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 humor, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:39:01 -0400)

A little boy provides instructions for properly babysitting one's grandfather, such as offering him tasty treats and entertaining him with special games.

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