Title: Hooray for Grandma Jo
Author: Thomas McKean
Illustrated by: Chris L. Demarest
Reviewed by: Trisha Faye, Binkey and Bubblegum Books
A Grandma without her glasses can get into all sorts of trouble. Grandma Jo discovers this when she goes to pick up her grandson, Lloyd, in his new coat with a fluffy collar. Instead, she brings home an escaped angry lion.
Grandma Joe doesn’t see a thing and muddles along with a cranky lion. She soon finds out that he loves to eat ice cream and he mellows right down. The lion scares a burglar in the house and the police capture the burglar and the ferocious lion. The mess gets straightened out. Grandma Jo saves the lion from a undesirable ending and she becomes a hero in the process.
The fun, lively watercolors illustrating this book are a magnificent compliment to the delightful story with its twists and turns.