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Encyclopedia of Grannies - Eric Veille

Encyclopedia of Grannies

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2019
ISBN: 9781776572434
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 4+ years old

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Why do grannies always tell us to speak up? Why do they have creases on their faces? Are grannies flexible? How do you cheer up a sad granny? How old are grannies, actually?

Eric Veillé explains it all in this offbeat book for the extended family to chuckle over—no matter what kind of grandma you have, are, or would like to be. From the author of My Pictures after the Storm, which received three starred reviews and which School Library Journal proclaimed "may be the funniest book of the year."

About the Author

Eric Veillé was born in 1976 in Laval, France, and has released many books as author and illustrator, including My Pictures after the Storm and The Bureau of Misplaced Dads.

Industry Reviews

"An encyclopedic, humorous study of grannies, expressed through a series of questions that most readers would have never even thought of posing.

Even though this book has heavy stock pages and thick board covers, it is anything but a board book for babies. Indeed, certain levels of maturity and sophistication are required of readers to fully appreciate this whimsical approach to grannies. Questions such as 'How flexible are grannies?'; 'Why do grannies travel on buses?'; and "...exactly how old are grannies?' are answered with cartoon illustrations and clever humor. For example, in the first scenario, a granny is depicted performing some admirably flexible exercises indeed. The second is answered with an acknowledgment that they are often seen on buses and an honest 'But nobody knows where they go.' In the third, three spry-looking grannies pose as the text states: 'Some grannies are 58...some are 69...and some are even 87!' Originally published in French, the text in Hahn's translation ably incorporates rhyme ('slippers' / 'flippers') and puns ('And when it's time to rest, they slip on some Grans N' Roses...'). Grannies are depicted in all sorts of outfits, hairdos, and hair colors, and a list of granny nicknames includes some ethnically specific ones, but all are white as the paper they are printed on.

An offbeat look at modern-day grannies that is bound to elicit a chuckle or two."--Kirkus Reviews


ISBN: 9781776572434
ISBN-10: 1776572432
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4+ years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st April 2019
Publisher: Gecko Press
Country of Publication: NZ
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 19.4  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.29

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