Scoochie & Skiddles in Fun at Gramma's


Loved it! 😍

A cute story with positive messages of family love and diversity. Read along or read alone. Recommended read!

What a cute book! I zipped through it, and really enjoyed the inclusive, family-centred messages. I used to have a great time with my cousins when I was a kid and this book took me back to those happy playful days with my Gran and cousins. The two cousins in the book make a princess castle and decorate it with their artwork and treasures and it’s such a lovely positive message.

Schoocie happens to have two daddies, which is handled in a matter of fact way, which I loved. There’s no drama, no explanation or questioning, her family is what it is, and I found that refreshing and positive. The book is about fun and the love of family, and the straightforward nature of the language and approach is excellent.

As this is a picture book, I should mention the pictures! The book is bright and colourful and the images would be attractive to children. I don’t love the typeface of the actual writing, but it doesn’t detract from the overall look and feel of the book. I read a pdf format on my tablet, so I can’t say exactly what the book would look like as a hardback/paperback edition. If you’re thinking of getting this book as an ebook, it is definitely readable. I like the idea of getting kids into kindle/ebooks, but then I love the idea of kids reading in general.

Overall, a super book that you could read with a younger child or a slightly older child could read to themselves. There were a couple of words that I thought might be challenging for a young reader, but on the whole this could be given to a child to read by themselves.

Great little book.

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I’m an author and PhD student, with an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. I read a lot of books from a wide range of genres and regularly leave reviews as I appreciate how important they are. I judge the Reedsy writing competition and have been a judge on other writing prize panels.


Scoochie and Skiddles are cousins who learn important life lessons through their amazing adventures together. In Fun at Gramma's, Scoochie and Skiddles discover that the best times are created through creativity, imagination, and the joy of family. Scoochie and Skiddles turn an ordinary day into something magical and exciting. When the day ends, Scoochie must find a positive way to manage her feelings of disappointment and Gramma helps in only that special way that a Gramma can. Join them on their adventure to "the best day ever".

About the author

Tom is a NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked with at-risk youth for most of his career. He has truly come to appreciate the value of sharing one's experience with others. Tom lives in Southern New Jersey with his husband, Elliott, their two adopted daughters, two dogs and a cat. view profile

Published on October 15, 2021

Published by Mirror Publishing

0-1000 words

Genre: Children's

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