“The Groovy Granny” is “a winner”

Review by Nate Hendley, author of ‘Motivation’ and 9 other books, http://www.natehendley.com/

This hardcover book features a delightful collaboration between mother and daughter (one Kayla Mae Stewart, five-years-old at the time of publication). Mom provides the poetry while Kayla’s vivid drawings illustrate the text. Don’t let the earnestly colourful pictures fool you; while the book exudes youthful exuberance, the poems are anything but childish. Poetess Heather Grace Stewart is a combination wit, raconteur and off-beat sage with a sharp eye for the kind of details that kids and adults alike can love (a “Groovy Granny” demands a 15-scoop ice cream cone; the contents of a lunch-box have a dance party; a messy sibling is accidentally washed at a laundromat, etc). A strong combination of humour and poignancy makes this tome a winner.

The Groovy Granny -poems for kids 4 to 104
by Heather Grace Stewart
ISBN 978-0-9869458-0-9
hardcover ISBN 978-0-9869458-1-6
Available online here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2156713
Copies signed by the author and illustrator: contact writer@hgrace.com

Kayla Stewart, illustrator, signing books- copyright HGS 2011

8 responses to ““The Groovy Granny” is “a winner””

  1. Great reviews for the win! Congrats, Heather.

    1. Aw, thanks so much Chris.

  2. Sounds like the perfect collaboration. Congrats

    1. Thanks so much! It’s been a great ride!

  3. I agree with everything Nate says. Especially when he calls you an “off-beat sage with a sharp eye for the kind of details that kids and adults alike can love”. I have always said that you see life in a different way that the rest of us and you are able to put it on paper in a wonderful way.

    1. Thank you so much Larry.

  4. The Groovy Granny quickly became my grand toddlers’ favourite book because they, too, have a ‘groovy granny’ who comes to play once a year 🙂

    1. Favourite? That is so wonderful to hear, Ceci. They’re lucky to have you in their lives, Groovy Gran! 🙂

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