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Celebrate Special Talents and Earth Day with Grant

8.5x11 Autographed
Paperback Books

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 Author: Julie Coy   
Illustrated by: Grant Maniér

 Grant's Book Collection
Autographed by Julie and Grant

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Grant the Artist … Grant the Giraffe
Both have the same journey, but with a twist!
 A Classic Storybook for Children and Adults
Different is MORE
A young giraffe is born different, but he follows his passion for art despite his challenges.  GRANT the Jigsaw Giraffe ~ Different is More storybook introduces a never-before-seen giraffe born with jigsaw puzzles. He's different, but Grant has BIG dreams, and he's determined to find his way.

In 2017, Julie Coy created the GRANT the Jigsaw Giraffe storybooks after her son's artwork

and his true life story living with a disability.

Although born different, Grant has become an award-winning artist excelling above

and beyond what some could not imagine possible. But, early on, Julie knew Grant was MORE!


After the release of their first book in 2018, selling over 14,000 books, winning children's

book awards and being recognized by the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, individuals,

 families and friends asked Julie to write their story.


Today, Julie has turned her friend's stories into animated characters, each living with a special challenge or situation. Through their friendship with GRANT the Jigsaw Giraffe and mentors, 

they understand that they are Different ... but MORE, too! 


 ~ Dyslexie Font ~

GRANT the Jigsaw Giraffe books are printed using a Dyslexie Font. The Dyslexie Font 

allows all to read and those with reading struggles to read books comfortably.


Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe and Friends Illustrations

by Grant Maniér

Tori Struggles to Read

Tori is a little red panda who loves to bake with her grandma, Pandma.

Pandma gave Tori her treasured cookbook with yummy recipes to bake and share her tasty treats with her friends.

There's one problem. Tori never told anyone that she struggled to read. How will she read her Pandma's cookbook?

Everything changed when she met Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe and his friends. Asking for help and working with mentors became the key to her success.

Author and Illustrator: Julie Coy and Grant Maniér

Collaborators: Tori and Regina Rash

Topic: Dyslexia


This illustrated book was written at the height of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of difficult questions for us all. People are faced with many challenges: public health, economic, and personal/family relationships to name a few. Julie and Grant use their creative abilities and perspective to teach children (and adults) about the novel corona virus and its complex impact on all of us through the eyes of Zoo animals and a super cool raccoon physician named Dr. Mitchell. This book offers a colorful and creative way to explain the pandemic in a manner that is accessible for all readers.

Author and Illustrator: Julie Coy and Grant Maniér

Collaborators: Dr. Derrick and Markisha Mitchell

Topic: Epidemic/Pandemic


Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe 

Different Is More

Grant the giraffe is the newest baby to be born at the city zoo.  Grant appears to be a regular giraffe until the other animals notice that there is something different about the way he looks.  His spots aren't spots at all - they are shaped like jigsaw puzzle pieces!

As Grant grows up and spends time with the other animals, they learn that he is different in many ways.  Follow Grant's journey as he sets off to discover his special talent and not let his differences stand in the way of this dreams.  Get ready to be amazed by this young giraffe and discover what different minds CAN do!

Book Features a 

Dyslexia-Friendly Font

Our book features an easier to read dyslexia font.

People who struggle with reading often swap, rotate and flip letters without noticing -- creating a problem in which some letters are too similar to each other. 

Dyslexie font is designed so that every letter is unique in its own form. 

Special thanks to graphic designer Christian Boer for allowing his font to be used in Grant's book.  Boer has dyslexia himself and designed the font to improve his reading life.   

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