Saturday, November 16, 2013


Nana's Gift, by Agy Wilson, is a great children's book! The cover art, interior art, and the story all interweave to create a most delightful read. Some of you know that I am getting ready to venture into writing children's books as well as my usual horror offerings. Don't laugh. I know where you live. Before Visionary Press Cooperative started doing children's books, I was pulled in by the work that my talented friend, Agy does. And, I'm still drawn to her mastery. I saw some recent, in the works, things she's working on, and something like what she had done is perfect for a tale I have in mind. The mood and colors she had would fit my tale perfectly. I'm not saying anything more about me here, other than the fact that Agy will be doing some art work for me.

Enjoy Agy Wilson's mastery at the craft. I do.

Blaze McRob

Book Description

March 7, 2012
Darlee Sims does not want to be left at her Nana's house at first, but with the help of Nana, Pasha and Honey, she learns about her family, Grampa Jack and best of all about herself. A quiet story with fun language and warm illustrations, Nana's Gift is appropriate for readers young and old.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

I am an author, illustrator working in Maine. I work in Photoshop now, though I've trained with many different types of media. I have wide interests, including history, science, literacy, relationships and sustainable living. Nana's Gift was a labor of love and learning, as it was the first picture book I wrote and I taught myself Photoshop in doing the illustrations, with the help of Will Terry's Folio classes. This represents the second edition, reflecting new found skills and a better formatting. I hope the book is enjoyed as much as I enjoyed making it! 

Customer Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Nana's Gift, By Agy Wilson, Will Warm Your Heart!, November 16, 2013
This review is from: Nana's Gift (Kindle Edition)
Nana's gift is a treasure! Agy Wilson did a great job with the story as well as the art. When everything comes together as it does with this book, it warms my heart. I can visualize a child reading this tale, lingering over the words, and smiling at the pictures. Bravo, Agy! 

5.0 out of 5 stars Nana's gift is understanding, patience and love September 4, 2013
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
Nana's Gift is such a lovely well rounded book. The very author is also the illustrator. I love the flow of her images and the story took me back to my childhood.
The story has a strong messages about honesty, forgiveness, understanding and owning up to ones mistakes.
It is clever how the author makes the grandmother so human and nostalgic. Agy Wilson has a great way of portraying her characters into great depth.
Nana's gift is understanding, patience and love all nicely wrapped in a beautiful music box and a sweet strawberry rhubarb jam. A well-deserved five stars for both the words and the illustrations. 

5.0 out of 5 stars A cute little story the whole family will enjoy May 6, 2013
10*s. I received an eARC copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

WOW...This is an incredible children's story!! I loved how much fun Darlee had with her Nana. This story kept my attention from beginning to end with the plot and the illustrations!!! I absolutely loved the hand drawn look of the illustrations too!! This is a MUST read fabulous story that the whole family will enjoy for years to come!! Thank you, Agy Wilson, for the opportunity to read and cherish this remarkable children's book!!!

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