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Rock Away Granny by Dandi Daley Mackall


Getting dropped off at Grandma’s house could be a total snooze. Hours of sitting in the rocking chairs. But not this Grandma. Up she hops to wheel out the record player. And then, with kitty as the DJ—a dance party! The twist, the swing, the Monster Mash—they rock, rock, rock, at Granny’s house tonight.

Then right as Mom returns, everyone crashes out in the rocking chairs. Just another boring night at Grandma’s (Mom thinks). Wink!

Includes pictures of easy to follow dance steps like the side pass, cuddle, and underarm turn.


Rock Away Granny is a fun, entertaining read for kids. The illustrations are engaging and do a great job of supporting the text and keeping little ones interested in the story. My girls really enjoy reading this book and practising the dance steps illustrated within it before bed.

I love the special relationship between the granddaughter and her grandmother, it is the perfect book for any grandparent and grandchild duo in your life!


About the Author:

Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 450 books for children and adults. She visits schools, conducts writing assemblies, and workshops across the US, and has won several awards for her writing.She lives with her family in rural Ohio.

Mike DeSantis is an illustrator who contributes regularly to Highlights for Children magazine. He lives with his family near Cleveland, Ohio.