What! Cried Granny

Written by Kate Lum
Illustrated by Adrian Johnson

Reviewed by Shantel B. (age 10)

Do you have fun when you go to visit your granny? Do strange things happen? This is a story about a boy named Patrick that went to visit his Granny and strange things started to happen. His granny said that it was time for him to go to bed. He didn't want to. But, there's a problem. He doesn't have anything to sleep with! Patrick tells his Granny that he needs a bed. He says "I don't have a bed here." Granny yells "WHAT!" So, she goes out to the yard and cuts down branches from a tree to make a bed. She makes the bed and paints it blue and then takes it to him. She tells him "Go to bed" but there's another problem. Patrick needs a pillow. The Granny says "WHAT!" So she goes out to her henhouse and gets feathers from the chickens to make a pillow. Granny brings the pillow to Patrick. But, there's yet another problem! "WHAT!" Does Patrick ever get to sleep?

I think the book is funny for little kids. I think it's funny because the boy does not have anything to sleep with and his Granny goes out and makes it. I like this book because it is interesting. It shows you how to make a bed, a pillow, a blanket and a teddy bear. My favorite part is when Patrick says, "But, Granny, it's morning." And the Granny says, "Whaaaaaaa!!!!"

Shantel B. is a member in The Technology and Learning Center @ the Armory's PAL/CSD 6 Summer Camp III (1999-2000)