Our youngest son loved the book Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman. I read it over and over and over to him.
I grew to detest that book.
Recently, I gave it to him. I told him that was inheritance. Good riddance (to the book — not my son).
I recently came across a delightful, delightful book for children ages 4-8 — Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie by Laurie A. Jacobs. When Grandma Tillie babysits Sophie and Chloe, she takes her knitting, disappears into a closet, and is replaced by a whole cadre of silly and outrageously fun people.
With a grand entrance, Tillie Vanilly (with a bouffant pink hair) recites the alphabet backwards, hangs a spoon on her nose, juggles and tells jokes. Then, she leads Sophie and Chloe all around the house and into the kitchen while doing the conga.
Let’s pause here to see what the conga dance is like . . . (I would like one of these outfits. To wear to work, maybe?) The video lasts 4 minutes. You don’t have to watch it all to get the idea of how to dance the conga.
Chef Silly Tillie visits next. She wants to feed the girls worm chili with glue gravy. They decline. (I don’t see shy!)
At bath time, Madam Frilly Tillie makes the girls gorgeous by giving Sophie a bubble beard and Chloe a tower of bubbles on her head.
Regular Grandma Tillie returns and tucks the girls into bed and as Sophie drifts off to sleep she believes she hears Grandma Tillie dancing down the hall.
This is a great book. I love the illustrations. They are very appealing. I love the plot — it’s fresh and fun. I would be willing to read this book over and over to my grandchildren. It would even spark a let’s-dance-the-conga activity with the grandkiddos. This book is definitely a keeper.
GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a giveaway. Too long. So I’m changing that. Right now. Right this very minute.
If you would like to win a copy of Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie, post a comment and tell about a “Grandma Tillie” type of experience that you have had with your own grandmother or an experience that you have had as a “Grandma Tillie” to your grandchildren. (I can’t wait to hear your experiences!!)
The giveaway will go until Thursday February 9 at midnight. (By the way, the 9th is our daughter’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Christi!)
I will announce the winner on Friday.