Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Hello! Is This Grandma?

Hello! Is This Grandma?

Ian Whybrow
Illustrator:  Deborah Allwright 
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 6
Tiger Tales, 2008   ISBN: 978-1589250727

Logan is trying to get hold of his grandma, and he keeps calling the wrong number. The first time he calls, he hears Sheep’s voice at the other end of the line. Sheep is in the middle of a knitting crisis, and she just doesn’t have the time to talk to Logan.

As he rides around on his tricycle, Logan tries another number, and this time Duck answers the phone. Duck has to “get quacking” on his painting, and he cannot spare the time to talk to Logan.

Poor Logan tries twice more to talk to his grandma, and each time he calls, he reaches the wrong person. Actually, every time Logan makes a call he reaches an animal, and not a person at all. Will Logan ever get to talk to his grandma, and why are Sheep, Duck, and Cow so busy?

Many of the double page spreads in this book have a fold-out flap to open, which young children will surely enjoy opening to find out what is hidden underneath. With a surprising ending and charming illustrations, this picture book is sure to delight young readers.