New Children’s Book Shows Value of Family, Problem-Solving

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Boy solves life’s little problems in Patricia Nichvolodoff’s ‘Joey Visits Grandpa.’

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I think this book will appeal to readers because it depicts real life in an exaggerated, humorous way

In her new children’s bookJoey Visits Grandpa” (published by Trafford Publishing), author Patricia Nichvolodoff creates a lighthearted and humorous tale inspired by memories of her father.

Nichvolodoff remembers her father’s antics; he was always losing his glasses or misplacing his dentures, she says. Using these memories as inspiration, she created a fictional story about a boy named Joey and his grandfather.

Joey and Grandpa spend lots of time together, but they often run into a problem that needs to be solved. One day, while feeding the fish, Grandpa loses his glasses. He looks under the couch and under its cushions, even under the rug – but he can’t find them. As Joey watches the fish swim in their tank, he sees Grandpa’s glasses floating in the water.

The two enjoy laughs together each time Grandpa misplaces his spectacles; he loses them while making pancakes, grocery shopping and reading newspaper comics. Each time, Joey encounters a problem and must find a way to solve it. Nichvolodoff says the humorous scenarios in her book will motivate young readers to solve problems on their own.

“I think this book will appeal to readers because it depicts real life in an exaggerated, humorous way,” Nichvolodoff says of her book. “It also demonstrates a loving relationship between a grandfather and his grandson, which is what grandparents, parents and children want to nurture in their own lives.”

“Joey Visits Grandpa”
By Patricia Nichvolodoff
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781490759104
E-Book | 28 pages | ISBN 9781490759098
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patricia Nichvolodoff is a schoolteacher and loves to write children’s stories. She grew up on a farm and learned to love animals and the country life. She believes in loving family relationships and shares these values in her stories. Her stories open the door for imagination and enjoyment with lighthearted, humorous narration. She likes to end her stories with funny surprises that leave her readers thinking and talking about the story. Both children and adults will be captivated reading Patricia’s imaginative stories.

Trafford Publishing is an Author Solutions, LLC supported self-publishing services provider and was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service” at its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self-publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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