Meet Grannie Snow (GIVEAWAY!)



Grannie Snow is not only a Vermont author, but a cat/animal lover and a big supporter of buying local. She contacted us a few months ago about sharing her book Big Ole Striped Silas with Try Vermont First readers. My son took the book as soon as it arrived and came back awhile later to tell me “It’s a great book Mom. It’s about a Grandma who is sad at first, but then she gets a cat and she is SO happy!”.


I love 5 year old book reviewers!


Above is Silas, who inspired this tail (pun intended). Grannie Snow tells us that Silas helped to full a void after her beloved 11 year old Siamese cat passed away. Grannie Snow adopted Silas from a local animal shelter. She is passionate about encouraging others to visit area animal shelters to find an animal companion in need of a good home.


Big Ole Striped Silas is a thoughtful book that is beautifully written and illustrated. It is a must for cat lovers and also for those going through the sadness that comes with losing a pet. The book not only puts us in Grannie’s shoes, but also helps us to feel what Silas felt as he was adopted and sharing his well wishes with others in the shelter.

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From the Silas website: “The Silas Series is, from start to finish, a true Vermont product. All contributors; writer, illustrator, graphic designer, editor, web designer, and printer reside in Vermont, something we all take pride in.


Silas has a new sister named Opal and a book with her story will be coming out later this year in June. Look for it and ask for it at your local book store and find it at!


Illustrator Matthew Gauvin lives in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. More of his work can be viewed on his website.


Would you like to WIN a copy of Big Ole Striped Silas and have the chance to welcome Grannie Snow into your community for a private reading?

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Happy reading!


26 thoughts on “Meet Grannie Snow (GIVEAWAY!)

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  3. Lovely story – two kindred spirits in need of the other meet up – and delightful illustrations. A definate read aloud keeper!

  4. I bought a copy for my kids and they love it. It’s such a touching story about the bond instantly formed between Grannie and her handsome new cat. I would love to win another copy to share with the school library. Maybe Grannie Snow would do a reading as well;)

  5. I have this book, love it! I would love to win one to share with the neighborhood children. It’s a fantastic read with a heart warming story.

  6. Big Ole Striped Silas is a wonderful book for children of any age, big or small! The beautiful illustrations and wonderful story keeps you and your children entertained while teaching them a valuable lesson. Lovely book written by a lovely lady!!

  7. Grannie Snow came to read at the school where I work and my children attend. As a teacher, it is always exciting to watch students captivated by a story, and captivate Grannie Snow did! As a parent, my children have read and reread her book. We love it!

  8. Grannie Snow held a book reading and signing at Second Chance Animal Center in Shaftsbury, VT. The book is GREAT!! It was enjoyed by everyone of all ages who attended.

  9. This story looks adorable. We’re expecting our first little one in September & so far, because we don’t yet know the gender, most of my purchases have been books to read to the baby. This would make a great addition to our collection

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