When Grandma comes for a visit, silliness and creativity are guaranteed, in this funny and endearing book by bestselling novelist Emma Straub; her kids' gaga, Susan Straub; and award-winning illustrator Jessica Love.
Gaga days are the best! That’s when this eccentric, mischievous grandma babysits her delighted granddaughter. These Gaga days are always full of the silliest “mistakes,” like swapping eyeglasses and walking backwards to the park. Like making the house safe by eating all the marshmallow goblins, filling the tub to bursting with bubbles, and then reading a bedtime story all the way through upside down.
With touches of Amelia Bedelia and Eloise, this irrepressible granny might just inspire deliciously goofy, endlessly creative, and bursting-with-love grandma-grandchild playdates!
Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Vacationers and This Time Tomorrow, among others, and the picture book Very Good Hats. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, two independent bookstores in Brooklyn, New York.
Susan Straub knows the power of picture books. Her Read to Me Program, focused on getting books into the lives of young families, provided insights and material for a co-authored Reading with Babies, Toddlers & Twos. Susan lives in Brooklyn, wonderfully near her novelist daughter Emma Straub and her two grandchildren.
Jessica Love is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her critically acclaimed debut picture book, Julián Is a Mermaid, has received several prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award, as well as numerous starred reviews. She lives in New York.
"As the Straubs highlight with panache the importance—and pleasure—of breaking the rules, Love captures Gaga’s Auntie Mame–style dash, spontaneity, and sartorial splendor, and the air of conspiratorial delight that she and her grandchild share. " —Publishers Weekly
"This is a gently comical tribute to warm, deeply loving grandmother-grandchild relationships. The dynamic pencil, watercolor, and gouache illustrations are as free-wheeling and entertaining as gray-haired Gaga, who is pale-skinned; the protagonists and the parents are brown-skinned. " —Kirkus