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Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake

Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake

Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Larry is a little lamb with a larger-than-life grandmother. She talks loudly, carries a heavy sewing machine, and has big plans to take Larry to Tanzania and the South Seas when he grows up. She even has a secret handshake. It's all too much for shy little Larry—until a summer storm blows through the Lambs' valley, and Larry finds an unlikely hero in his own family.

Kate and Sarah Klise's gentle tribute to the bond between child and grandparent reminds us that it often takes time for little ones to fall in love—even with those who love them the most. Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake is perfect for grandparents and their own little lambs.

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year


Praise for Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake

“...lovely…” —School Library Journal

“...precious...” —Booklist

“A gentle telling...” —Horn Book

“A special treat for grandchildren and grandmas.” —Kirkus

“The Klise sisters (Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth) have once again hit the nail on the head…” —Publishers Weekly

“Beating the winter chill and warming hearts are the themes in the Klise sisters' darling tribute to knitwear and holiday giving. . . . The Klises consistently sound notes of tenderness and humor.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Shall I Knit You a Hat?

“The Klise sisters team up to show that the giving is just as important as the gift.” —The New York Times on Shall I Knit You a Hat?

In the Press

Picture books about caring, capable and surprising grandparents. - The New York Times

Read the Kirkus Review of GRAMMY LAMBY AND THE SECRET HANDSHAKE . How embarrassing! Grammy Lamby is coming to visit, but one little lamb is anything but pleased. - Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise

Kate Klise lives and writes on her forty-acre farm in a valley north of Norwood, Missouri.

M. Sarah Klise draws and paints out of her studio in Berkeley, California.

Kate and Sarah are sisters who have collaborated on illustrated novels for children as well as picture books, including Shall I Knit You a Hat? and Why Do You Cry?

Kate Klise

M. Sarah Klise

Author Website: Kate and Sarah Klise

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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