Granny Grommet and Me by Dianne Wolfer & Illustrated by Karen Blair


Featuring fun and fearless, surfing grannies, this picture book, by two of Australia’s best-loved creators ,will help the whole family nurture a love for the ocean and an appreciation of Australia’s beautiful coastline.

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 which 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.