We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

The perfect story to make the distance between you and grandad feel a little smaller whilst you’re stuck at home . . .

A New York Times bestselling title, illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award 2013.

When your grandad rings the doorbell, it’s babysitting time! This is a hilarious and accessible picture book about a child spending time with his grandad.

Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for ‘babysitting’ a grandad, including what to eat for snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, cookies topped with ice cream), what to do on a walk (find lizards and dandelion puffs, be on the lookout for puddles and sprinklers), and how to play with a grandad (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play).

“A cunning study in role reversal, with Lee Wildish’s over-the-top illustrations well in keeping with a jaunty text.” – Independent on Sunday

Reviews

Full of love and humour... illustrations beautifully convey the emotion between the two main characters in the story.
Carousel
Adorable.
Daily Record
A cunning study in role reversal, with Lee Wildish's over-the-top illustrations well in keeping with a jaunty text.
Independent on Sunday
Wonderful humour... amusing and adorable... a whole lot of mischievous fun.
Baby Surrey
Madcap and cartoon-like illustrations energetically capture the fun... A warm portrayal of a very important relationship. Very entertaining.
School Librarian
Funny and heart-warming... guaranteed to be a family favourite.
Mumsnet
What a delightful book.
The School Librarian