This book is hilarious! Granny is amazing and Patrick innocence is charming. I didn’t like the illustrations when I first read the book but after looking at them, they fit the book. The illustrations are quirky and different. It most definitely should be read at bedtime and then, read it anytime!
Patrick is spending the night at his Granny’s house for the very first time. It’s getting dark so Patrick is asked to get ready for bed. But there is a problem. Remember, this is Patrick’s first time staying over with his Granny, so he doesn’t have a bed. Big problem? Nope! Granny runs out the door, chops down one of the tall trees growing in the yard, takes it to her workroom and creates Patrick a bed with her tools. Wowza! She did all that while carrying her purse on her arm. Granny now has blue paint splattered on her apron from painting the bed but with the red mattress on it, Patrick is ready!
But wait, Granny mentions a pillow and Patrick doesn’t have one. WHAT? Yep, Granny to the rescue! Granny does have some chickens, some cloth, thread and a needle. A little later, Patrick has a pillow! Do you see how this book is set up? It’s so comical. Granny is running around getting things ready so Patrick can go to sleep and Patrick, well he’s playing with a variety of toys and watching TV., waiting for Granny. Now, that Patrick has a pillow, Granny tells Patrick to climb into his bed (has that now), lay his head on his pillow (got that now), pull the blanket up (WHAT, no blanket yet), AND ……. (off we go again)
This is a hoot! Granny is amazing, she can do almost anything! Patrick is so lucky to have her. I’m going to have to find a copy of this book. It’s a keeper.
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