- Publication date:1 March 2013
- Format:Hardcover, Paperback
- Genres: children's, family
- Age guide: Younger Readers, 5+
Gracie and Josh
By Susanne Gervay & Serena Geddes
$16.95 – $26.95
Gracie is one of the beautiful characters of this world, as she sings Incy-Wincy dressed in her 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 when 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 live life to the fullest.
Jenny Mounfield –
‘My name is Gracie. Today, I’m a squiggly black spider.
My brother Josh helps me make my spider legs. They look like fat sausages.
Josh gives me his wooly black beanie. His favourite one has green stripes.’
Josh is going to be a famous movie-maker. Dressed in her spider costume, Gracie is starring in her brother’s first film. The only thing to mar this perfect picture of childhood is Josh’s cancer.
It isn’t often—if ever—that a picture book has the power to bring a lump to my throat. This one did it for me. Endorsed by Variety the children’s charity, Gracie and Josh is not a story about fighting a life-threatening disease; it’s a story about life and living—and milking every drop from every minute we have been given. This is a profound lesson for us all. Sadly, the world is filled with children like Gracie and Josh. Every one of them is undoubtedly a hero.
Susanne Gervay’s best-selling books include: I Am Jack, That’s Why I Wrote This Song and Ships in the Field. She was awarded the Lady Cutler Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature and an Order of Australia OAM.
Serena Geddes began her career as an illustrator for Walt Disney Australia. Since 2009 she has illustrated 14 titles including: picture book, Samuel’s Kisses and junior fiction, Totally Twins.