Leave Me Alone! (Hardcover)
Grandmas are important main characters in the lives of children, so I expect they will love seeing the adventures of a grandma who gets grumpy because no one will let her knit sweaters for all her grandchildren in peace. This story takes imaginative leaps to achieve comedic extremes and has a very satisfying ending. This is a picture book that's good for a 5 to 7 year old who would enjoy yelling the grandma's lines along with you.
-- Anna— From Anna S. Staff Picks
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls "both classic and ultracontemporary," Leave Me Alone is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting.
One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE " and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goal--knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter.
Vera Brosgol's slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts.
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book
A New York Times Notable Children's Book
A National Public Radio Best Book of 2016
A Horn Book Best Book of 2016
A Huffington Post Best Picture Book of 2016
About the Author
Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel, Anya's Ghost, was published in 2011 by First Second. Her picture book Leave Me Alone! was a 2017 Caldecott Honor book. She drew storyboards for the animated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and at last count has knit twenty-two sweaters.