Author: Laura Henry / Illustrator: Amy Bradley
Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran is a fresh, new book series based on a pre-school child and her grandmother, showing the special and loving relationship that they have.
Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran are intergenerational books and colleagues say that they love the way it reminds them of their own relationship with their grandparents, making the book emotive and appealing to both children and adults alike.
The idea of Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran is loosely based on Laura’s relationship with her own grandmother.
Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran All in a Week (first book), depicts Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran counting down the days until they see each other.
- Paperback: 24 pages
- Publisher: Laura Henry Consultancy (30 Sept. 2016)
- ISBN-10: 1513614584
- ISBN-13: 978-1513614588
Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran to be made into a CBeebies TV Series – ‘It’s About Time’ – New Children’s TV Programme (BBC Media Centre)
Time is a concept that is tricky to explain to a young child. It’s About Time aims, through animated storytelling and live action contributors, to help the CBeebies audience understand the concept of ‘tomorrow’, ‘next week’, ‘yesterday’ etc in language and stories that will make sense to them. A mixture of live-action and animation. The animated characters are based on Jo Jo and Gran Gran created by writer Laura Henry with illustrations by Amy Bradley
About the Author
Laura Henry is an expert international award-winning Early Childhood trainer and consultant.
For three decades Laura has used her skills to support those who work directly with children. She is a highly regarded and popular trainer and writer.
She is passionate about quality in Early Childhood, making sure that children receive the best possible care and education to help them reach their full potential.
Laura regularly contributes to education and parenting publications. Laura has sat on the judging panel for, GESS, Nursery World and Nursery Management Today awards. She has used her specialist knowledge to work with government departments as well as national and international organisations, forums and working parties.
As a grandparent myself it demonstrates the adorable bond between a grandmother and her grandchild, and the deep-rooted love this relationship brings. Sue Jones, grandmother and CEO of Evolution Childcare
Laura has skilfully captured the depth of a relationship between generations. Children and carers alike will love turning the pages of this book together and relate to the feelings of expectancy, the warmth and security of family and the joy of re-encounter! David Wright, owner, Paint Pots Nurseries
This book is sure to be a favourite with children, parents and grandparents. What a treasure! Emma Davies, manager, Busy Bee’s Nursery
Laura you have captured the special and endearing relationship between children and grandparents so magically. Susan Taylor, managing director, Tailor Made Training