An offbeat look at modern-day grannies that is bound to elicit a chuckle or two.

Kirkus Reviews

Encyclopedia of Grannies

$26.08

A funny, funky book full of word play, answering all your questions about grandmas—especially the ones you never thought to ask.

Translated by Daniel Hahn

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  • Description

    Why do grandmas tell us to speak slowly? Why do grandmas wear their hair up? Are grandmas flexible? How do you cheer grandmas up? Eric Veillé explains it all with wit and charm—how they wear their hair, how they do yoga, how they travel the world, their wise sayings, their knitting.


  • Book Details

    Country of OriginFrance
    Reader Age2-5 year, 5-7 year
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  • Reviews

    1. Travis Jonker of School Library Journal

      ‘The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2019’
      Veillé is no stranger to this list (with 2017’s My Pictures After the Storm), but in terms of sheer oddness, this one blows his previous work out of the water. It’s a completely bonkers, gleefully silly guide to grandmothers of all stripes.


  • Reviews

    1. Let’s Talk Picture Books (verified owner)

      Each spread examines a different facet of “Granny”: what’s inside granny’s bed, why do grannies travel by bus, why do grannies have creases, etc. And Veillé’s answers are witty, inclusive, and thoughtful.

    2. Juno Magazine (UK)

      This is a hilarious tongue-in-cheek book all about grannies. We learn where they go, their vocabulary, how old they are and all about their moods. It’s very clever in the detail and play on words, but will your granny think so?

    3. The Big Issue (UK)

      Truly a book for any age, Eric Veillé’s Encyclopedia of Grannies is a charming, honest, and witty handbook … Whether from or to a granny, this book is simultaneously silly and sincere, and a perfect tribute to grandmothers around the world.

    4. The Irish Times

      The Encyclopedia of Grannies provides a cornucopia of comedy, both in the content and the brashly coloured cartoon images, which includes a fabulous array of granny hairdos, and not a blue rinse in sight.

    5. Travis Jonker of School Library Journal

      ‘The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2019’
      Veillé is no stranger to this list (with 2017’s My Pictures After the Storm), but in terms of sheer oddness, this one blows his previous work out of the water. It’s a completely bonkers, gleefully silly guide to grandmothers of all stripes.

    6. “In Celebration of Wrinkles” Publishers Weekly Shelftalkers

      …the moments Veillé captures here are delightfully odd… and certainly puncture the idea that grannies can generally be defined by any one characteristic at all.

    7. Outside In World

      From full page illustrations to individual vignettes packed full of detail in eye-catching primary colours, this is another Veillé creation after My Pictures After the Storm that will have young children giggling (and adults too).

    8. Parents in Touch

      Quirky and unusual, this is the perfect book (of course) for granny and grandchild to share, and an ideal gift from one to the other; it’s a great way to the two generations to get to know and understand each other better.

    9. Red Reading Hub

      Sturdily built to withstand the frequent reads this book might have; but don’t be deceived into thinking it’s for the very young; the droll humour requires a degree of sophistication.

    10. Awfully Big Reviews

      This is just the kind of up-beat exposure grannies need.

    11. Kirkus Reviews

      An offbeat look at modern-day grannies that is bound to elicit a chuckle or two.

    12. The Children’s Bookshop

      Another fabulous book from the author of the hilarious My Pictures after the Storm.


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