Leave Me Alone!

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Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Vera Brosgol
Illustrator: Vera Brosgol
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9781626724419
Pages: 40

Winter is coming and grandma has sweaters to knit, but there are just too many grandchildren around to let grandma get her knitting done. She tries to clean and keep everything in order but kids will be kids. She has finally had enough! Grandma takes her knitting supplies and heads for the woods, but none of the animals will leave her alone. Grandma then climbs onto the moon to find a place to sit and knit, but then the green moon men come over to her and they won’t leave her alone either. Finally she goes into the black worm hole and grandma is finally all alone. Eventually, grandma gets lonely and takes her things and goes back to her home where everything was where she left it, and the kids come and give her a hug.

This is such a fun book about a grandma just trying to get some peace and quiet. It teaches the readers that sometimes you just need some space but overall you just want to be home with the ones you love. The readers will find it funny how this grandma tries to get some alone time but constantly keeps getting interrupted throughout the book. The illustrations are really fun and give a great visual as to how the characters feel. There are not many words on the pages, so the book has a quicker pace which helps move the story along. This book has humor, a great message about family, and keeps a great pace.