Thursday, 28 February 2013

Gracie and Josh Written by Susanne Gervay and Illustrated by Serena Geddes

Gracie and Josh Written by Susanne Gervay and Illustrated by Serena Geddes


Publisher: Ford Street
Publication Date: March 1 2013

ISBN: PB 9781921665851 HC 9781921665-884

Pages: 32

 Format: Trade hardback and paperback

Price: AUD $16.95 PB $26.95 HC

Category: Children’s Fiction

Age Guide: 5+



Gracie is one of the beautiful Characters of this world, as she sings Incy-Wincy dressed in her make shift spider outfit with its stuffed sausage legs. She works busily finding spider stories for her brother Josh and gets angry at doctors who make Josh take off his beanie. She holds onto her mum as she asks when josh will come home.

Her brother Josh is funny and strong and there for his sister Gracie. Josh is a movie maker and Gracie is a star. Together they make a film that celebrates their relationship and the wonderfulness of every day for everyone of us.

Endorsed by Variety, the children’s charity, helping children to live life to the fullest.



Gracie and Josh is a heartfelt story. I truly loved reading this story and I can’t wait to share it with my children.

The illustrations  beautifully complement the story.

This is such a great story to not only entertain children but to help them understand how children deal with childhood illnesses.

Gracie and Josh really touched my heart and from reading it, I was showed what my Husband would have gone through years ago when his baby sister was diagnosed with cancer at about 9 months.
Hubby has also read Gracie and Josh and he felt it was well told.


Susanne has done an amazing job!!!




About the Author and Illustrator

Susanne Gervay

Much loved, award-winning author Susanne Gervay is recognised for her writing on anti school bullying and social justice endorsed by Room to Read, Alannah & Madeline Foundation, Cancer Council. Her best-selling books include her Jacks – I Am Jack, Super Jack & Always Jack; young adult novels Butterflies and That’s Why I Wrote This Song, and picture book Ships in the Field. Susanne was awarded the Lady cutler Award for Distinguished Services to Children’s Literature and an Order of Australia OAM.


Serena Geddes
Serena is a Sydney based illustrator and started her career working in animation for Walt Disney Australia. In 2009 she secured her first contract and has illustrated 14 books ranging from picture books – Samuel’s kisses to junior fiction – Totally Twins. Serena’s imagination is endless and her ease with watercolour and pencil is evident in her creative characters. Serena has an eye for humour with an extra dash of quirkiness.


No comments:

Post a Comment