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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. Charmingly illustrated in colored pencil, with a very childlike quality, the young child enjoys looking for the characters they believe are their grandparents.


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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.

Try the kid friendly Greek Salad Dressing recipe on the last page.

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





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.  Beautifully illustrated with colored pencil, this children’s book employs prose and poetry and is sure to become a favorite.  Named Amazon’s #1 New Release in its genre!

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

Silly Yaya picture 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 give grandparents from their grandchildren, for grandchildren from their grandparents, 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.  No matter how you spell Yaya (YiaYia) or say Grandma, each grandparent name is special!  It’s the perfect Grandparent’s Day gift too!
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, or any one who is a foodie or loves the tradition of family and food. It’s the perfect hostess gift to bring instead of a bottle of wine!  Include the ingredients to make the recipe for Greek Salad Dressing on the last page as an extra special gift!
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?  This book is great for critical thinking skills!