The Groovy Granny Has Arrived! (or: What I Didn’t See Coming)

Some of you wonderful regular readers have also been reading my children’s poetry blog, A Children’s Poetry Place. A few months ago, I told you I’ve been working on a new children’s book this year.

In actual fact, I’ve been working on this collection of poems for a decade. Two of them were in my first ebook, Bubble Mud and Other Poems (Electric Ebook Publishing, 2001) and the rights have since reverted to me, so I’m republishing them. The others -including a few limericks, haiku and cinquain – are my absolute favorites among the many children’s poemsย  I’ve written and polished since the birth of our daughter, Kayla.

What I didn’t see coming was that one day, our daughter would ask to illustrate the poems, and that her illustrations would be really, really good โ€”and funny. What I didn’t see coming was that she’d be the illustrator I’ve been searching and searching for all these years for The Groovy Granny โ€”and that I’d be the publisher! (through my registered business, Graceful Publications).

We’ve created our first children’s poetry book together. It’s perfect for reading to preschoolers and beginner readers, and middle graders will love reading it aloud.ย  You can preview the entire book and have the option of buying it in softcover, image wrap hardcover, or hardcover with dust jacket (the hardcovers are totally worth the extra dollars, they are gorgeous, bookstore quality) HERE:

Thanks so much for taking a look at our ‘baby.’

Best wishes,

Heather and Kayla

Heather and Kayla reading The Groovy Granny for the first time (April 12, 2011)
Reading her favorite poem, 'On Bad Days,' photos by Bill Stewart.

19 responses to “The Groovy Granny Has Arrived! (or: What I Didn’t See Coming)”

  1. […] The Groovy Granny Has Arrived! (or: What I Didn't See Coming). […]

  2. Hi Heather,
    Lovely book and great title — as I like to think that I am a groovy granny to my three grandsons. This book will be a great Christmas present for grand sons and grand nieces, so I’ll be in touch later.

    1. That’s great, Irene. I can sign copies for them all. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just send me an email when you’re ready.

  3. Congrats ladies!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I shall look into the book for my girls. She is as talented and creative as her mother, no surprise there :p lol

    KUDOS you two

  4. very nice pictures of you and kayla!!

    1. Thanks Imelda! Thanks for the visit and comment!

      1. I read some of your poems, it was really nice and awesome job and intertaining to read.. ive always been a fun of poems, keep it up heather! I would love to own one of your book for teagan to read as well, have a great day!! teagan says hi to kayla!
        best wishes,

  5. This is an amazing, creative and inspiring book, Heather and Kayla! So proud of you both! Yeah!
    The Gibsons xo

    1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜‰ xox

  6. How absolutely wonderful that the two of you have published this book….we are dying to see it….we would like to buy 3 hardcover copies for now and more in the future. One is for Jackson John Stewart and the other is for Nicholas and Caiden Perna and one for us. Can you send them to us or should we go online? Love to you both

    1. Thanks! Sent you an email!

  7. She looks just like you…
    beautiful ladies
    beautiful creations…

  8. Lovely concept and lovely book!

  9. Looking at the preview I just love the illustrations. She did a wonderful job. I can’t wait until my copy arrives.

    1. Thank you so much Larry – I hope you enjoy ‘The Groovy Granny’ for many years to come!

  10. Thanks, Neeraj. We are so happy to see this book finally come to life.

  11. so nice & cute to read at the bottom: “Heather and Kayla”. Kayla is surely changing her mom’s world for better. Good pair.

  12. What a cool thing to share together! She is following in your footsteps! Congrats

    1. It has been so much fun -and surprising in so many ways. It’s all she wanted to do after school for a while! My dream come true. Thanks for looking.

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