By Bill Martin Jr. And Michael
Illustrated by Michael Chesworth
Published By Boyds Mills
Owner/ Operator of
Granny do it?… Can She win the game? … While wearing fuzzy yellow
Granny Whiteoaks in her younger years had a football career that earned her
trophies and newspaper recognition. Till a fumble cost her the game. Years
later while watching a football game on TV, Granny’s ears perk as she
hears “Balls on the forty, still enough time. We need Granny! The games on
Can she… “Aches and pains say No! No! No!” “Should she quit? Give up
her dream? Is she too old for the football team?” With some tricky
acrobatic moves Granny is up and out of bed, through the TV, through the
camera, and on the field. With her cane in hand, fuzzy yellow slippers, and
sweat pants, Granny is ready. "Off she trots to the football game.”
The fans cheer! With a jump, a leap, and a twist she is running down the
field. Oh NO! a “Stumble!” a “Fumble! Whose ball will it be?” Granny
gets the ball. “Clap! Crunch! Churn! Turn!”. The game is full of action.
Granny so small, up against these monster players. After a few crunches,
crashes, and bangs “Granny sees stars.” As one player falls, Granny is
thrown into the air. “Touchdown. Touchdown, Sis! Boom! Bah! Little Granny
Quarterback, Rah! Rah! Rah!” Way to go Granny.
packed story is sure to get your preschooler cheering, GO GRANNY! Bill
Martin Jr. And Michael Sampson did a fabulous job on this story. The story
is easy to follow, keeps moving, and will grab the attention of your
The story is complemented by Michael Chesworths adorable and
hilarious illustrations. They illustrations are full of color and action.
They are done in bright watercolors and pencil. From the huge mean football
player to sweet little Granny quarterback, the illustrations come to life.
You can almost fell the crunches, bumps, and bangs depicted in the
this book for all young children (preschool 3-5) and all those young at