If your granny was a little bit, well, different from other grannies, would you want to change her… or would you end up thinking you love her just the way she is?
In this rhyming text, a little girl whose granny is (whisper it) a witch, gets fed up with dealing with the problems she creates, so she tries to reform her, but a reformed granny is bored and boring, and maybe it’s more fun to cook up a big pot of gloop with granny’s witchy friends after all.
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“My granny’s kind of different. She cooks this icky soup.
I swear she uses slime and sludge and bits of froggy poop!
I beg her for fish fingers, but Granny shakes her head . . .
“Oh, yuck!” she cries. “How horrible!
Here – drink some gloop instead!”
Tracey says: “I stumbled upon an illustration of a witch and a little girl, and was very drawn to it. It reminded me of how, when I was little, I thought countless old ladies were witches. Then I wondered what it would actually feel like if your granny really was one! Would you be tempted to change her? Probably. But then, I thought, if you did, she wouldn’t be Granny. This was a dilemma the little girl in the story helped me solve. This story, I feel, has humour and quirkiness, just like Nosy Crow! I’m confident that it has found its perfect home.”
Kate B says: a really great, rhyming text that tells a terrific and funny story about loving your friends and family regardless of their eccentricities, complemented by 2010 World Book Day illustrator, Joe Berger – this is a magical combination and we can’t wait to publish this super-stylish, fun book with its retro-design and witty storyline.
“Award-winning illustrator Joe Berger combines pen, brush-pen and digital images to create wonderfully crazy and whimsical characters for this magical story.”
“This is a delightfully warm and witty book, combining every child’s desire for conformity with the extra little thrill of having a granny who knows exactly when magic can be useful. Corderoy’s lively rhyme is mirrored by Berger’s wonderfully expressive illustrations.”
“This visually exciting picture book is a riot of colour and action. The adventures of a group of big, bold characters are sure to steal youngsters’ hearts and all is revealed with Corderoy’s trademark funny rhyme. Beautifully produced, Whizz Pop, Granny Stop! is perfect for little people who are keen to be independent.”
“Another delightful story, full of fun, with Joe Berger’s delightful illustrations.”
“The mixture of Granny, lots of magic and a birthday will be sure to hit all the buttons with readers young and old. The modern, fun illustrations by Joe Berger and rhyming text by author Tracey Corderoy superbly complement each other and bring to life the heartfelt, meddling granny and exasperated grand-daughter.”
“Berger creates a spunky, retro atmosphere of burbling cauldrons and swirling pinks in his matte art as the girl learns to appreciate her grandmother’s witchy eccentricities in this simple story.”
“Corderoy’s rhymes are zappy and amusing, and Berger’s drawings are charming”
“this witchy book is bound to create a magical stir!”
“This lively, gorgeously-illustrated book is a charming romp through witcherly fun. All about being yourself and loving others for the very same reason, our magical grandma may be a little different to most on the regular nanna scene, but she’s a whole lot of fun […] Kids will warm to the loving relationship between granddaughter and granny. Vibrant, retro-style pictures magically complement beautifully-rhythmic text, making this book duo one to watch.”
“The verve of this irrepressibly unique granny is wonderfully expressed by the rollicking verse and exuberant illustrations in this celebration of magical differentness.”
“A perfect Hallowe’en present for Grandchildren”
“A magical, stylish and funny story which celebrates individuality and advocates accepting other people’s differences, and is just perfect for Halloween”
“A bubbling cauldron of fun for all the family!”
“Catchy rhymes make the story flow and convey the message that different is good … the illustrations have a charmingly old-fashioned feel, which echo the sentiment of the book excellently”
“Visually it’s bright, jolly, and pleasingly old-school … an upbeat unalloyed treat”