Published 1 March 2014
Categories: Children's illustrated
Heather Gordon believes that reading teaches children about the world around them and enables them to develop empathy by identifying with a character in a story. Heather wrote Barossa Nanna and the Lonely Chook for her grandson who lives overseas, to share with him a part of her life in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Heather has worked across diverse communities and business areas including Community Services Management, Regional Tourism & Hospitality, Land Management and Community based Health Care.
Barossa Nanna and the Lonely Chook
Barossa Nanna and The Lonely Chook is gentle story about loss, loneliness and friendship. A beautifully illustrated book and heart warming tale, Barossa Nanna and the Lonely Chook is ideal for parents, grandparents and children.
The book tells the story of The Lonely Chook who, after losing her hen friends, spends her days annoying the Barossa Nanna in her garden. Every morning The Lonely Chook scratches up a mess in the garden, squawks at herself in the mirror and runs after Cloud the dog trying to be friends with her.
Heather Gordon explores feelings of loss, loneliness, grief and joy in a way that small children can understand and relate to.