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It's Not My Turn to Look for Grandma

Wayland, April Halprin

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ISBN 10: 0679844910 / ISBN 13: 9780679844914
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, NY, 1995
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Title: It's Not My Turn to Look for Grandma

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by Booth, George

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Illustrated in full color. From early morning till sundown, folks on the farm take turns fetching Grandma, because someone's got to keep her out of trouble! Grandma's always in a heap of mischief--she's either telling jokes to her dog, sliding down the haystack with her porcupines, or playing nine-card stump with a possum. But when she's asked to play the banjo, Grandma is quick to say yes, because ending each day with a song is something she'll always make time for.  

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From its hillbilly characters to its goony title-page rendering of the Knopf borzoi to its droll locutions ("Where in the hickory stick is Grandma?"), this volume establishes a rollicking hootenanny feel. Grandma, a salty old woman in the Beverly Hillbillies mold, is "too busy" entertaining her pets and herself to help Ma fix the house and garden. One by one, Ma sends her four kids to find her errant kinswoman and, one by one, Grandma sends them back-armed with the ability to tell tall tales, paint or dance to amuse Ma and their siblings. Finally, Ma tunes up her fiddle and tempts Grandma and her banjo out of hiding for a rendition of "The Chickadilla Song" (a down-on-the-farm ditty based on an 1871 tune). The family-along with fleabitten dogs, hyperactive ducks and chickens, and two prickly porcupines-carouses in the yard as the sun sets, all anti-Grandma sentiment forgotten. Booth (Possum Come a-Knockin') applies cutout ink-and-watercolor cartoons to a watercolor background; fans of the New Yorker artist will instantly recognize a certain pointy-eared, barrel-chested dog. Ages 4-8.
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