Friday, October 7, 2011
WHAT! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story by Kate Lum
This one wins the prize (I think) for the oldest copyright on my blog thus far: 1998 (in Great Britain). Gasp! But I found it to be hilarious....and I am not sure KIDS would find it nearly as funny as ADULTS! Patrick is spending the weekend at his Granny's house. As bedtime neared Patrick points out to Granny that he does not have a BED! Uh oh! So Granny, being obviously SUPER GRANNY, heads outside to cut down trees and then heads to workroom to construct a bed. Life is good until Patrick points out he also does not have a PILLOW! Granny heads to the henhouse to collect feathers before heading to her sewing room to make a pillowcase. Things continue in the same manner for quite some time until all is perfect for Patrick to go to bed BUT.....it is MORNING! Pretty funny to those of us that have tried to convince a child to go bed....Kids may also find the whole exaggerations involved in Super Granny's many talents, from sewing to woodshop, quite a amusing.
Text: 4 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 4 Buckeye leaves
Endpages: 4 Buckeye leaves (decorated....but I am not sure what the connection between the book and the design is....)