Grandma's House of Rules (Hardcover)

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Grandma's House of Rules (Hardcover)


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This is the story of a boy who loves his grandma, but can't stand all her rules Gorgeous pencil illustrations by Henry Blackshaw bring the eccentric grandma and her pattern-filled house alive.

''A relatable and heartwarming story that shows, through hilarious watercolor illustrations, why rules are meant to be broken''. -- School Library Journal

''Man, there are a ton of lovey dovey picture books about going to grandma's. But what if the stay there isn't a walk in the park? In this story, you get to see the results of a grandmother, fixated on rules, and her grandson who is fixated on not breaking any of them. Spoiler Alert: Rules get broken. I'm just not gonna tell you how''. -- Fuse 8, School Library Journal

''Henry Blackshaw keeps things simple in his plotting and direct in his artistic style and I applaud him for that. It helps him to set up a compassionate ending that young readers will appreciate and identify with''. -- The AOI

"This book can serve as a reminder to adults that language and tone are significant for children". -- Manhattan Book Review

''I like the way Blackshaw has incorporated many of the household furniture and objects to his own grandparents or extended family, and this is what makes the book feel authentic and genuine whilst funny and entertaining''. -- The Values Bookshelf

''This is a sweet, funny story of forgiveness and recognizing what is really valuable in life''. -- Armadillo Children's Magazine

Some rules... and vases... were just made for breaking

This is the story of a boy who loves his grandma, but can't stand all her rules She has rules for every room in the house - don't jump on the bed, or leave the loo seat up, or put your elbows on the table.... But there is one rule that is more important than all the others. DON'T touch the big blue and white vase.

When Grandma pops to the shops, the boy does his best to follow the rules, but a terrible domino effect of errors results in the inevitable CRASH What will Grandma say? With Grandmas you never can tell...

This is a heartwarming tale about forgiving one's mistakes, and about how some rules are not quite as important as they might seem.

Henry Blackshaw is a British artist and illustrator living in Melbourne. His first book, The Inner Child (Cicada, 2019) was received to critical acclaim.
Product Details ISBN: 9781908714930
ISBN-10: 190871493X
Publisher: Cicada Books
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English