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Encyclopedia of Grannies

Encyclopedia of Grannies (Hardback)

By Veille, Eric

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An offbeat book full of word play and humour, answering all your questions about grandmas-especially the ones you never thought to askWhy 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? Exac... read full description below.

ISBN 9781776572434
Published 1 April 2019 by Gecko Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781776572434
ISBN-10 1776572432
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 1 April 2019
International Publication Date 1 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Translated from French
Author(s) By Veille, Eric
Category General Picture Books
Character Books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 324g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
Library of Congress Grandmothers - Pictorial works - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 306.8745
Catalogue Code 971326

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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.

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