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on 13 May 2016
bought as a silly present for my dad to keep at his house from my son at Christmas and it hadn't really had much use. I looked after my niece this week at my dad's house and read this to her before her nap and she was enthralled with it the layout of the book gives lots of opportunity to add a silly voice or noises and great colourful pictures kept her entertained.
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on 8 March 2017
A little additional Christmas present from my daughters to my dad. Awesome little book for them to go through with him.

Fantastic!
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on 28 March 2017
Cute little book, funny and lovley pictures
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on 25 June 2017
Arrived on time and great book just what Grandad wanted.
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on 23 August 2017
brilliant book and illustrations, love it
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on 14 April 2017
Brilliant book. Grandson's and Grandad enjoy reading it often.
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VINE VOICEon 2 January 2014
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This is a lovely little role reversal book - because of course when mum and dad go out and grandad comes round, the child must look after the grandad! The book has lovely suggestions about everything from how to bundle your grandad up warm for a walk, to how to entertain him, to how to wake him up after his nap! It even has an adorable section on how to say goodbye to a grandad. The repeated suggestion of reassuring grandad that mum and dad always come back is a great idea too and will help children who are prone to worrying when their parents leave them with a babysitter.

The text in the book is nice, but what really elevates the book is the utterly adorable illustrations. They are bright, funny and filled with lots of details in the background, and the loving relationship between the boy and grandad really shines through.

Definitely recommended as a lovely book to read with your child or grandchild.
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on 3 January 2014
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My Dad is more than just a Dad, he is a Granddad. With this comes great responsibility, namely winding up the Grandkids into a frenzy and then releasing them back into the exasperated hands of his children - thanks Dad. There must be something in this tale as Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish's `How to Babysit a Grandad' has more than a whiff of the familiar about it. It is the story of a young boy who believes that he is looking after his PopPop, rather than the other way round, and the hijinks they get up to.

The story is simple, but delightful. It is a typical day that a grandparent may have with a child, but from the reverse perspective. This is a great idea and it is nice to see that my Dad is not the only Grandparent to ply their brood with copious amount of ice-cream, although it is not good for them! The illustration is colourful and clear with the words being easy to read on each page. There is perhaps not quite enough to look at on the page and once the initial fun of the idea is over, re-reads may be a little difficult. Luckily, there is a cat involved that can be found on every page for a little extra visual fun.

`How to Babysit a Grandad' is a great idea and drawn really well. It is just that the story is a little too basic and does not capture the imagination quite as well as it could. However, this is still a great book for a potential Granddad to read to his Grandchild should they come to stay for the day.
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on 11 December 2013
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The pictures have charm (particularly the lizards!) but the American text may need doctoring. 'Ice cream *topped* with cookies'? Make mine 'icecream and biscuits', please. And since this is a 'silly' book, why not go with a home-grown silly author like the prolific Babette Cole - or the not-so-silly, gorgeous and new to me Emily Gravett?

Curiously, the original American edition has 'grandpa', surely the preferred term this side of the pond also - why change it, Hachette? And, nota bene, the grandchild in question is indubitably male; it's for the girl to babysit grandma, in a companion volume. Is this quite kosher in this day and age?

Grandads - do the research
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on 10 September 2017
A very endearing book with lovely illustrations,which covers the special relationship between a Grandad and his Grandson.Lovely.
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