Granny Grommet and Me
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My granny and her friends go to the beach, and I come too. It looks like lots of fun. But I don’t want to go in the water. There are strange things under the waves …
A story that many young reluctant swimmers will identify with, Granny Grommet and Me is about the power of our elders to transform scary experiences into exciting ones. Watching Granny and her friends duck and dive and twist and turn, enjoying catching waves and revelling in the bracing and invigorating ocean spray, helps a junior grommet gain enough confidence to appreciate the wonders that lie beneath the surface of the water.
The book was inspired by the real Granny Grommets, a group of surfing/boogie-boarding ladies in Albany, Western Australia.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘Granny Grommet and Me is a keeper.’ Kids’ Book Review
‘Wolfer has written a story that’s gentle and matter-of-fact, and shows children one reluctant young swimmer’s journey.’ The Book Chook
‘… carefully sidesteps stereotypical notions of what a granny is supposed to be …’ My Book Corner
‘… delightful and entertaining …’ Buzz Words
CBCA Book of the Year (Shortlisted 2014)