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By Oxford Owl, posted on 6th May 2022

Book of the Month: My Granny is a Queen

My Granny is a Queen

Written by Madeleine Cook and illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown

Age 2+

As we get ready to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in the UK, we’re celebrating the queens in our own families – our grannies!

Told from the perspective of adoring grandchildren, meet nonnas, omas and bibis on the beautifully-illustrated and warm-hearted pages of a book that not only gives you the opportunity to celebrate the special people in your life, but shows children the diversity of real families.


Win My Granny is a Queen

To join in the Jubilee celebrations, we’re giving three of you the chance to win the book to enjoy with your family.

For your chance to win, we want to know what makes your child’s granny – or someone else who’s special to them – a queen.

Enter on Facebook now >

UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 29th May 2022. Terms and Conditions apply (PDF).


About the book

My Granny is a Queen

This book is a big, beautiful celebration of grandmothers. They may not live in grand palaces, wear gold crowns, or attend fancy balls, but for many of us, grannies are the queens of the family. 

Showing 11 different families, from Nana and her ‘royal pooches’ to Nanny in her ‘faraway castle’, each page offers a funny and heartwarming description of grandmothers as queens one and all, told from the perspective of their adoring grandchildren. 

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About the Author and Illustrator

Madeleine Cook is the author of several children’s books, including The Turkey that Voted for Christmas, The Mouse that Cancelled Christmas and No More Peas.

Rebecca Ashdown studied illustration at Westminster University and Central Saint Martins, working as a graphic designer, vector illustrator and motion graphics artist, before becoming a full-time illustrator. Her books have been shortlisted for several awards including the Sheffield Book Award, the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, the Portsmouth Book Award and Hillingdon Picture Book of the Year.