Kid Lit Review of “Leave Me Alone!” by Vera Brosgol


This is a cute story for ages 4-7 about a grandmother who lives in a small house with a big family, and can never get her knitting done with all the interruptions. Increasingly frustrated, she packs up all her things and goes off in search of some peace and quiet.


When she finally gets to be by herself, however, of course she is lonely, and ends up coming back home.


This book will appeal both to children and adults, and you can just imagine it as an excellent choice for library kid-reading events. Each time the grandma shouts “Leave me alone!” all the kids will be shouting and giggling as well.


The illustrations by Brosgol are hilarious, in a very subtle way. You have to study them to see all the funny bits. (Brosgol is a graphic novel writer and artist, and here she employs her talent for packing frames with lots of information and action.)

Rating: 4/5

Published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing, 2016


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4 Responses to Kid Lit Review of “Leave Me Alone!” by Vera Brosgol

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    There are days when I can relate to that grandma!

  2. Hahahaha, oh my God, I love this. I’m going to read it to my nephew and tell him “this is a book about your aunt Jenny.” 😀

  3. Rachel says:

    I can definitely empathize with the grandma!

  4. stacybuckeye says:

    That’s a lot of kids! Looks cute.

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