cover image How to Babysit a Grandma

How to Babysit a Grandma

Jean Reagan, illus. by Lee Wildish. Knopf, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-385-75384-5

Reagan and Wildish follow their bestselling How to Babysit a Grandpa with another sly how-to that guides readers through the finer points of babysitting one’s grandparent. The narrator offers suggestion after suggestion for how to make a sleepover at grandma’s go off without a hitch, from visiting the park to having singalongs, reading, and watching for the first star at night. Wildish’s cheery digital illustrations smooth over any potential moments of anxiety (such as when “grandma” might be “missing your mom and dad” at night) with lots of soft smiles and evidence of the close bond between this grandmother and granddaughter. Ages 5–8. Author’s agent: Jamie Weiss Chilton, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, the Bright Agency. (Mar.)