What a crazily silly book. It’s a great idea and all grannies and grandads should read it pre-prepared – children too just in case their grannies and grandads are behaving strangely! The story is about aliens who because they wish to be listened to, beam themselves into grannies. Having spied on humans they know that children heed their grannies. There is lots of humour in what happens next as children start to become suspicious about the grannies’ very weird behaviour. Eventually the aliens aka ‘grannies’ begin to take over- ‘The town’s at the mercy of little green grans…..’- and the children have to save the day.
This is a fun independent read or great to read aloud together, its rhyming text gives extra clues. Sketchy illustrations have a fifties feel and give the pages lots of movement.
It’s a book that will make you laugh out loud….definitely one for everybody as all those little layers (from grannies being obeyed to the aliens finding it disgusting when the children try to kiss them) will appeal to different ages.