EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
by Phyllis Karrow-Trella
K thru 5 - or 1 to
100 years of age
20 pages, 8.5" x
in 48 hours
Also by Grandma Giggles
note-cards of paintings by
Framed and matted art prints of
Phyllis' magnificent southwest wildlife paintings on
Aska bookworm finger puppet
Rev-up a child's imagination!
Just wait until kids discover
these orange and pink shoes with ridiculous green ties! That's
when the fun begins. Then they discover the "SOMETHING" and
their own ideas start moving out of the box.
This is a delightful and
imaginative story that has kids giggling and enjoying every
I've heard that when children
leave a presentation of this story by Phyllis Karow-Trella,
they enthusiastically travel down the school hallways saying,
"Shoe-plop, shoe-lop, shoe-ploppity, loppity, lop" and
enjoying every step!
Other books by
I Got the Giggles
Capby, The Educated Chiropractic
a coloring book
Phyllis with her llamas
"The wonderment of
children as they grow and try to figure out the world and how
it works shines through this delightful book by Phyllis
Karow-Trella. As a pediatrician, I have tried to encourage
parents to allow their children free thoughts and movement no
matter where it may lead them. Creativity is the key word
We need to let the
expressions of love, fear, wonder, and awe come out of their
minds so they can see that their feelings help them cope with
the big and sometimes scary world. Phyllis does this with her
poetry. The child can relate to these poems. It is easy and
This poetry is for adults,
too. It will allow some buried feelings and thoughts come to
the surface so that parents, especially, can relate to what is
going on in the minds of their children. Karow-Trella has put
children's thoughts into words and the results are simple and
Dr. Lendon-Smith, Pediatrician
and Best selling Author
About the Author
Phyllis Karow-Trella, named "Grandma Giggles"
by a school child, is an award winning poet and author of
children's books. "They Say We're Different. . .
" won the National Library of Poetry's Editor's
Phyllis is the mother of four, grandmother of seventeen,
great-grandmother of four and has
been foster parent to six. She has worked with children's
groups in churches, schools and communities for over 30 years.
It is her first-hand involvement with children that has
enabled her to glean experiences and insights into their world
from their point of view.
Karow-Trella is also an accomplished artist with her work
being sold in art galleries and juried art shows. Her deep
love for life, children, all of creation, and Mother Earth is
the inspiration and motivation for her work.
"Phyllis has a gift for
inspiring children to use their imaginations to create poems
and stretching their creative abilities."
Bourque, Coordinator of The Book Project, funded by the
Arizona Arts and Humanities.
"Grandma Giggles does an
incredible job of demonstrating how to take everyday events
and turn them into fun and interesting poetry..."
Frazier, third grade teacher at Cottonwood Elementary School
"Your poems had
the children and their teachers laughing the whole time, and
the children are still trying to say your tongue twister. . .
It is a treasury of fun for both adult readers as well as
MaryBeth Yennie, Library Media Specialist