Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie by Laurie Jacobs, illustrated by Anne Jewett

Grandma Tillie is just a boring old lady - all she can do is knit. But when Mom and Dad are gone, Grandma Tillie disappears into the closet and out comes...Tillie Vanilly! She juggles, she dances, she tells silly jokes! Then there's Chef Silly Tillie and her Diner, and Madame Frilly Tillie and her wonderful makeovers. But when it's time for bed, the girls know who they want - just Grandma Tillie, to read a bedtime story.

The cool colors and funny details, like the cat imitating Grandma Tillie as she hams it up, will keep parents and kids in giggles. Kids will recognize familiar family routines and grandparents will enjoy reading this one aloud - and maybe getting a few ideas for babysitting.

Verdict: A delightfully silly story celebrating imagination - and grandmas. It will be a family favorite and will have kids clamoring for rereads.

ISBN: 9780979974687; Published January 2012 by Flashlight Press; Ebook provided for review by publisher; Purchased for the library

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