Encyclopedia of Grannies

Gecko. Aug. 2019. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781776572434.
Gr 2-5–There is more to a granny than at first meets the eye. As shown on the first page of this book, children have many questions about grannies: How old is a granny? How flexible is a granny? And, why do grannies have creases? To name just a few. Guided by a helpful feline friend, readers can find answers to many of these inquiries in the selected articles of this “encyclopedia.” Each page is devoted to one consideration about grannies, beginning with a brief introduction followed by an illustration and word bubbles to augment the discussion. Fans of Veillé will recognize his iconic illustrative style and sense of humor, expertly translated from the original French. The text often includes quirky phrases and ideas that are directed more to the adults reading this book than to children, though youngsters will appreciate the bug-eyed, zany character depictions. Bound by thick cardboard covers that protect thicker-than-average matte pages within, this high quality production is designed for longevity.
VERDICT This book is a comic exploration to share with families of lighthearted grannies of all kinds.

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