How To Babysit A Grandpa by Jean ReaganHow To Babysit A Grandpa by Jean Reagan

How To Babysit A Grandpa

byJean ReaganIllustratorLee Wildish

Board Book | March 27, 2018

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This Father's Day, celebrate the special bond between grandpas and grandchildren in this delightful New York Times bestseller that puts the kids in charge! 

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!

Praise for the HOW TO . . . series: 

“A silly take on role reversal.” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Babysit a Grandma)

“Laugh-out-loud funny. . .” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Raise a Mom)

“. . . laugh-out-loud scenes and 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)

The fun doesn't stop! Check out more HOW TO... picture books:

How to babysit a Grandma
How to Catch a Santa
How to Get Your Teacher Ready
How to Raise a Mom
How to Surprise a Dad
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 WILDISH has illustrated a number of children’s books, including Twosomes by Marilyn Singer. To learn more about L...
Title:How To Babysit A GrandpaFormat:Board BookProduct dimensions:24 pages, 7.06 × 5.56 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:7.06 × 5.56 × 0.59 inPublished:March 27, 2018Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1524772550

ISBN - 13:9781524772550


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun! just read this and it is really cute. Perfect for the Grandpa who loves to act like a kid!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute book for a grandfather! Great gift for father's day from a child to a grandfather
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An essential! Great story for grandpa and baby! Makes a great gift for grandpa! The story is hilarious!
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh Thought this book looked super cute... but after reading it once I wish I would have left it behind. The pictures and idea behind it are cute- but it doesn't flow smoothly, and certainly didn't captivate my son.
Date published: 2017-04-17

Editorial Reviews

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, May 2012:"The narrative is particularly effective in converting childish concern into caretaker reassurance ('When your mom and dad leave, pat your grandpa’s hand and say, "Don’t worry. They always come back" ’)...While grandpas will obviously enjoy sharing this story with their little ones (and parents will enjoy purchasing it for a Father’s Day gift for said grandpa), there is enough playfulness here to broaden the appeal to a wider audience."