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 picture 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.
Then, she leads Sophie and Chloe all around the house and into the kitchen while doing the conga.
Chef Silly Tillie wants to feed the girls worm chili with glue gravy. They decline.
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 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 picture book is definitely a keeper.
Since Christmas is a blink away, this would be a fun book to give to little grandchildren. Or to keep in your own personal library.