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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
On Sale: 07/03/2012
ISBN: 978080509313132 Pages, Ages 4-8
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
“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