Product DescriptionHow to Babysit Grandpa, written by Jean Reagan and illustrated by Lee Wildish, puts a nice spin on children staying with grandparents and away from their Mom and Dad. The ideas are put in a "How to" format that guides the child through "babysitting" and spending time with Grandpa. They are given ideas as to how to keep Grandpa busy, what to have for a snack like ice cream over cookies or vice versa, what to do on a walk like look for puddles and sprinklers and how to build pirate caves in which the two can play and spend time together. How to Babysit Grandpa even looks at how the child can handle the situation and comfort Grandpa when Grandpa realizes he misses Mom and Dad.
The words and illustrations of How to Babysit Grandpa give the child the sense that he or she is in charge and responsible for taking care of Grandpa. It is an interesting way for the child to look at the situation of being away from Mom and Dad. Some children have no trouble staying with grandparents while for others it is a little more difficult. How to Babysit Grandpa gives the child a new way to look at being away from Mom and Dad.
How to Babysit Grandpa Jean Reagan Illustrated by Lee Wildish Hardcover Recommended for Ages 5 to 8 Years