How to Babysit a Grandpa/Grandma by: Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish
I realize I’ve missed Christmas by a day with this post, but if you are looking for a great gift for a grandparent, maybe for a birthday or a belated holiday gift then look no further than these two adorable books. How to Babysit a Grandpa and How to Babysit a Grandma, written by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish, and published by Alfred A. Knopf, are endearing instruction manuals for what kids need to do when babysitting a grandparent. The illustrations really make these stories magical and entertaining, and the books’ layout of categories with accompanying lists such as, “HOW TO ENTERTAIN A GRANDPA: *Somersault across the room *Put on a scary play *Show off your muscles,” make them easy to follow and understand.
Two by: Kathryn Otoshi
Kathryn Otoshi just may well end up as my next Author Crush because, she too, is simply brilliant. Who thought of writing a concept book about numbers and colors that deals with such compelling issues as self-esteem and bullying? The answer is Kathryn Otoshi. For my daughter's first birthday, she received Kathryn's book, One. It quickly became and still remains one of our favorite read-alouds at bedtime. Two is just as brilliant, if not more so.
Two chronicles the story of 1 and 2, the best of friends, that is until 3 comes along and wants to play with just 1. 2 is left out and made to feel different because he is "even". The beautiful language that this powerful message is told in makes this a must. A must for your family and a must give gift for any child you are buying for this holiday season. Check out Kathryn's website at www.kokidsbooks.com