Help! The Grandchildren are Coming

Activities, Games, Jokes, Puzzles, Magic Tricks and More!

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 9 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786857927

About the book

Knock, knock. Who’s there? The grandchildren.

It’s one of the few phrases guaranteed to fill you with both delight and dread – the grandchildren are coming! Of course you love to see them, but what do you do with them for the next few hours – or even days?

Thankfully, this book is here to guide you through. Choose from a whole host of delights:

  • Games old and new
  • Magic tricks that even you won’t be able to mess up
  • Jokes that will make you the first sit-down stand-up comedian

The hours will fly by and, with any luck, you’ll have just as much fun as they do!

About the author

Mike Haskins is a writer and researcher who has worked on TV providing scripts for everyone from Simon Pegg to Christopher Biggins. He has worked on radio series featuring Des O’Connor, Bruce Forsyth and Brian Eno (although sadly not all at the same time). He has worked for many years with Griff Rhys Jones and has written (or co-written) a vast pile of books including the bestselling joke collection Man Walks Into A Bar.


Clive Whichelow is a journalist and comedy writer. He has written for Rory Bremner, Jonathan Ross, Spitting Image and many others as well as for The Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror.

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