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ISBN: 9781760993450
Dimensions: 23.5x19.0cm
Pages: 32
Publication year: 2024
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Granny Grommet and Me

Written by Dianne Wolfer
Written by Karen Blair

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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.


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)

Pages: 32
Publication Year: 2024
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Dianne Wolfer

Dianne Wolfer is an award-winning author. Her book Lighthouse Girl served as inspiration for PIAF’s The Giants and was adapted into a stage production by Black Swan State Theatre Company. One of Dianne’s picture books, Photographs in the Mud (set along the Kokoda Track), was inspired by a wartime anecdote, has been used as an international peace […]

Karen Blair

Karen Blair is an award-winning Western Australian author and illustrator of nearly 20 children’s books. Her books have been published in eight countries, and she has illustrated for some of Australia’s most acclaimed authors. She has worked as a primary art teacher and creates books from her home studio in Fremantle where she lives with […]