Nanne RaRa has been writing stories for her grandchildren since 2011. There is the original Grandad’s Magic Dust series and now the series based on visitors to Nannie’s garden.
The tales from Nannie’s garden are for younger children.
The first is called Bobbie Robin’s red feathers. It is about the fledgling Bobbie Robin who could not wait to have red feathers. He tried making red feathers with paint, jelly and then Nannie’s red lipstick. None worked as Bobbie expected.
The second is the tale of Jason Jay whose blue feathers have gone missing. He enlists the help of his friends Monty Mole and Sonia Snail. They try to help but it is the ants who solve the mystery.
The third book is about Jenny Wren who is searching for her lunch. She would like to eat Gregory Grasshopper but instead they become friends when he helps Jenny out of the hole she has fallen into. Jenny in turn stops Gregory being eaten by a frog.
The books are delightfully illustrated with watercolours painted by Nannie RaRa and mostly based on photographs she has taken.
Two of these books have been narrated by NannieRaRa and can be found on her YouTube channel.
There is also a series of stories that feature the grandchildren having wonderful adventures using the magic dust that their Grandad invented.
Three of the tales of Grandad’s magic dust have been published: “No more adventures?”, “Search for the Wibble” and “Secrets of the Buckle“.
In “No more adventures?” Grandad says he can’t make the magic dust any more because he has run out of alacamparanica and it needs the song of a robin and the smile of a Viking. There are other things but you must add them in the correct order and make sure they don’t float away.
The grandchildren search for the ingredients to make the alacamparanica, but can they find them all?
“Search for the Wibble” finds the grandchildren hunting for the imaginary creature Harvey has made up. On the way they find two halves of a buckle. They eventually find the Wibble but it disappears leaving only a stinger.
In “Secrets of the Buckle”, the grandchildren need the stinger to join the two halves of the buckle together but Harvey has lost it – the buzzard took it. They eventually find the stinger and enlisting Great Grandad’s help they join the two halves of the buckle together which then has properties they had not expected.
Jenny Wren to the rescue, The jay who lost his feathers, Bobbie Robin’s red feathers, No more adventures? , Search for the Wibble, Secrets of the Buckle are all available from Amazon in both paperback and electronic versions.