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.
This is the second of the Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran books depicting Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran talk about, reflect on and plan what they are going to do as they count down the days to Christmas Day.
They remind us again about the special bonds that grandparents have with their grandchildren, focusing on the intergenerational and loving relationships that are central to positive community living.
- Paperback: 16 pages
- Publisher: Laura Henry (16 Oct. 2017)
- ISBN-10: 1513626515
- ISBN-13: 978-1513626512
RRP – £9.99 / EY Matters Price – £5.99
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.
The joy and unconditional love between a grandmother and a granddaughter comes through on every page of this story. The time, patience and creativity grandparents have shines through. I also loved the enriched language used throughout the book – this will be a joy to read and share with my own granddaughter. Lorna Walter, grandmother and retired headteacher
I love the way this story captures the child’s view of the days leading up to Christmas and the importance of being able to share ideas with her grandmother as they do their planning together. Children will certainly identify with the story and will be encouraged to take some of the ideas to share with their parents and grandparents Joana Smith BEM, childminder and grandmother
A beautiful book that shares with us the simple but wonderful relationship a child has with her grandmother. It’s a joy to read a book with a modern slant (Gran-Gran’s use of a tablet) and also celebrating the importance of spending time with our children John Warren MA, Early Years consultant
This heartwarming dialogue between Jo-Jo and her beloved grandmother brings to life beautifully the joys of planning for Christmas with a young child and is sure to become a seasonal favourite. Kym Scott, Early Years consultant