Leave Me Alone

Leave Me Alone

Picture Book - 2016 | First edition
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Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: PICTURE BOOK BRO
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
pages cm
ISBN: 9781626724419


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May 16, 2018

What a delightful book for a mother to read around Mother's Day! Both children and adults should enjoy reading and sharing this one.

Mar 25, 2018

Sometimes you need space, and this book gets it. Great fun to read with kids.

Oct 04, 2017

This is a very imaginative Caldecott winner that can teach children that just because someone is upset, it really isn't about them. It helps them be sensitive to another person with another point of view.

DBRL_KatieL Apr 28, 2017

Very funny, I would love to share this with kids in a story time.
The old woman just wants to get her knitting done, but everyone keeps bothering her, and taking her yarn to play/eat. Finally she goes into a black hole (after climbing to the moon) and she is able to knit the sweaters.
Not preachy, you do see how the woman loves all the children in her house, she just wants some time alone now and then.

EvaELPL Mar 30, 2017

I really enjoyed this sweet, silly picture book about a grandmother of a large family who just wants a little peace and quiet so she can do some knitting. Kids will laugh as she travels to further and further (and increasingly absurd) places to find a little solitude -- she makes it all the way to the moon and even through a wormhole -- while grown-ups will likely relate to the need for a little alone time. And the end reminds us all that even when we need some space from time to time, it's back home with our loved ones where we're happiest.

ArapahoeMary Feb 16, 2017

Just trying to find some peace and quiet in order to knit sweaters for her grandchildren, a grandmother works hard to find an appropriate place. The humorous text and illustrations end up taking a surprising turn and at one point I actually exclaimed: "surprise science!" There would be lots for caregiver and child to talk about when sharing this story!

Jan 24, 2017

2017 Caldecott Honor. Poor Grandmother! She just wants to be able to finish her knitting project, but everyone keeps interrupting her. So she moves to the moon to find some peace and quiet, but does she find it?

LPL_DanC Jan 10, 2017

The perfect book for right after the holidays, one in which children, and adults, get to scream: "Leave me alone!" again and again. Great for knitters, and people who love funny picture books. And I discovered something about young kids in the process of reading them a book in which a wormhole features prominently in the plot: Much to my surprise, unlike adults, kids require very little explanation of wormholes. Which actually makes sense, since kids are fundamentally more inclined simply to accept that the fabric of space and time can traversed without the burden of doing any math to explain it.

JCLAllisonD Nov 09, 2016

Hard to not like a picture book that somehow combines a grandma knitting and a wormhole. Great fun!


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