H: HOORAY FOR GRANDMA JO
Title: Hooray for Grandma Jo
Author: Thomas McKean
Illustrated by: Chris L. Demarest
Date/Publisher: 1994, 2006
Reviewed by: Trisha Faye
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 an 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.