Encyclopedia of Grannies

Hardback

Main Details

Title Encyclopedia of Grannies
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Eric Veille
Physical Properties
Format:Hardback
Pages:32
Dimensions(mm): Height 270,Width 190
CategoriesPicture books for Young Readers
Character books
ISBN 9781776572434
ClassificationsDewey:306.8745
Audience
Preschool (0-5)

Publishing Details

Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 1 April 2019
NZ Release Date 1 April 2019
Publication Country New Zealand

Description

An offbeat book full of word play and humour, answering all your questions about grandmas-especially the ones you never thought to ask 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? Exactly how old are grannies anyway? Eric Veille explains it all in this witty book for anyone who has, is, knows or will one day be a grandmother.

Author Biography

Eric Veille was born in 1976 in Laval and studied at the Duperre School in Paris. While working as an artistic director in publishing, he decided one spring day to devote himself to writing and children's book illustration. He has since released many books, as author and illustrator, including My Pictures after the Storm and The Bureau of Misplaced Dads.

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 --Journal