Silly Yaya

What do you call your grandparents? Silly Yaya is a children’s picture book written for children who do not call their grandparents the traditional grandma and grandpa. Instead, Silly Yaya tells the story of why “Each one (grandparent) needs their own special name. From family to family, they are not always the same.” Explore the book with your child or grandchild to see if the names they call their grandparents are listed in this book about their one-of-a-kind relationship. Find the special spot at the end that makes Silly Yaya a Keepsake Book.


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Sunday Dinner at Silly Yaya’s

The Sunday Dinner table is where families share stories about their week, tell bad jokes, share upcoming events, and solve problems. Everyone is talking at the same time; it’s loud and full of love. Best of all, the food is always great!

Join Silly Yaya’s fun loving Greek/Italian blended family at the dinner table and discover their silly ways.

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Unkie Munkie Lives at the Zoo

Does Unkie Munkie Live at the Zoo? Explore the story as told by two year old Lu, who meets up with Unkie Munkie for an adventure at the zoo – and he seems to know quite a  lot about the zoo. Does he really live at the zoo?  Maybe he works at the zoo, maybe he’s a pretty smart fella.  Read the story and decide if it’s true.  The answer to that and the ending of the story are left up to you.
Parents should engage in sleuth-like conversation with the reader to discuss why they think the story may or may not be true. Look for the accompanying word search, clue and animal facts sheets that are coming soon on this site, that are being used at book readings, school and library visits.

Available for purchase here at Amazon or at Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million online.

Silly Yaya books are 32 page full color, rhyming picture books appropriate for children of all ages.  Silly Yaya books are sold internationally and have quickly become family favorites  to be read over and over again.  Silly Yaya books spark conversations between the child and parent about their families, other families and traditions.  Join the Silly Yaya family today!
The book Silly Yaya is the perfect book to use as a pregnancy announcement for the soon-to-be grandparents, as a baby shower gift for the expectant mother, or as a gift from the expectant mother for her mother and/or mother-in-law at a baby shower. It’s a touching gift to give a friend when they find out that they are going to become a grandparent.
Sunday Dinner at Silly Yaya’s makes an extra special gift for the grandmother in your life who hosts family dinners, the cook in the family, any one who is a foodie or loves  the tradition of family and food.
Unkie Munkie Lives at the Zoo is a great gift to the special uncle in the family from a niece or nephew (or to the niece or nephew from the uncle) who adore their uncle and have that fun, carefree, goofy, can do no wrong, one-of-a-kind relationship. In addition, it’s such a fun book for everyone figuring out the clues, and deciding the end of the story. So… it fake or is it true? Does Unkie Munkie really live at the zoo?