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Grace and Katie

Grace and Katie
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Susanne Merritt and Liz Anelli

Grace and Katie

Susanne Merritt and Liz Anelli

EK Books

Grace and Katie are twins who love to draw. Grace loves everything to be organised and neat, while Katie loves everything to be bright, bold and messy. When they want to draw a map of their home and street, the girls can’t agree on how it should be done so they each decide to create their own map. But that doesn’t work out quite as well as they’d planned. Perhaps working together might be more fun after all! An imaginative exploration of individuality, sisterhood, creativity and appreciating each other’s strengths.

Susanne Merritt is a writer, editor, mother of three and passionate advocate for children’s literacy. She loves tea and chocolate, dislikes Brussels sprouts, and loves to read anywhere, anytime. She is the author of Don’t Think About Purple Elephants (shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia 2016 Book of the Year Award) and The Great Sock Secret.

Liz Anelli spent her early years drawing on the electrical circuit diagram papers that her dad brought home from work, copying her mother’s loopy handwriting and getting told off for daydreaming. Today she makes pictures using collage and printmaking as well as paint, pencils and her computer. Her picture books explore the world in vivid detail and she is very fond of designing complicated cityscape scenes as well as creating big illustrated maps of the places she loves best.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm | Colour | 32 Pages | 


Toddler Book Reviews, November 2017

"an excellent book to reiterate the importance of being unique and to appreciate who YOU are!" - Click here to read.

Pinerolo, November 2017

"Everybody loves to draw, but collaboration is often difficult. These girls combine their work and will encourage readers to draw and refer to these appealing illustrations."

New Idea, November 2017

"Anyone with twins will tell you how important it is to nurture each child's individuality, which is why I  love Grace and Katie."

Kiddo (website and print magazine), November 2017 

"This book is an imaginative exploration of individuality, sisterhood, creativity and appreciating each other’s differences. This story encompasses a beautiful lesson for any siblings." - reviewed Click here to view

Ultra 106 Five, November 2017

"with 7 weeks to go until Christmas this is one that people should have very close look at if they youngsters that enjoy picture books." -  Click here to listen

In The Good Books Blog, November 2017

"This is a great book that encourages children to express their individual creativity." -  Click here to view.

Jnr Book Worms Book Review, November 2017

"A wonderful story that encourages children to express their creativity in their own unique way."Click here to view.

Bookseller + Publisher, October 2017

"Susanne Merritt’s Grace and Katie (illus by Liz Anelli, EK Books, November) is aimed at a slightly older group and sees twins learning to appreciate each other’s skills." - Featured in Book Bites, Click here to view.

The Weekly Times, October 2017 

"... encourages kids to express their creativity and realise that there is no right or wrong way to be an artist."Click here to view.

Country Home Ideas Magazine, October 2017 

"Follow twins Grace and Katie on an imaginative story about art, creativity, sisterhood and individuality and appreciating each other’s strengths. Ages 4-8."Click here to view.

The Bottom Shelf, October 2017

"Stories about twins are not common so this is a great addition to the collection so that not only can the children read about themselves in a book but also send a message to the world that they are individuals first but lucky enough to share the special bond that twins have and which both girls discover." - Click here to view.

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