cover image How to Read to a Grandma or Grandpa

How to Read to a Grandma or Grandpa

Jean Reagan, illus. by Lee Wildish. Knopf, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-5247-0193-2

The latest book in the author-illustrator team’s How to... series instructs kids on reading with grandparents, offering suggestions on different scenarios, locations, and modes for reading aloud. Reagan includes forthright steps (“First, help them pick a book”) with droll bulleted proposals (“Where to find a good book:/ On the bookshelf/ In your bed/ Under your bed/ In the car”), questions to ask (“What are your favorite things to read about?”), and speech bubble options (“Dinosaurs?”). One notable spread features the two kids reading with their bespectacled grandmother in a moonlit backyard. The tone remains informative throughout, and warmly colored digital illustrations featuring noodle-limbed, pinpoint-eyed characters provide welcome contrast. Optimal for children who need a little extra prompting to connect with their grandparents (or vice versa). Ages 4–8. [em](July) [/em]