Secret Agent Josephine’s Children’s Books



I am bursting with pride and happiness for our longtime contributor Brenda Ponnay, and the launch of her kids’ book series under her alter ego, Secret Agent Josephine.  Brenda has been a team member of ours for over five years and her distinct work is found throughout  on our site.

Raise your hand if you read our Pregnancy Calendar while expecting, written by Amalah?  I knew from day one that I wanted Brenda to illustrate it.  I became a fan of Brenda’s and her artwork back in 2005 when she was pregnant with her daughter “Bug.”  At the time Brenda would make doodles for her own blog and her illustrations were always funny and friendly.  I knew that she was the right fit for us.

Since then Brenda has joined us as a crafts contributor, sharing the innovative art projects that she creates with her daughter and her friends.  She is crazy talented and beloved.

So, without further ado I present Secret Agent Josephine’s book series:


Secret Agent Josephine's Children's Books


In true early-adopter spirit (Brenda has been blogging since 2002), Brenda’s children’s books are available as ebooks as well as in print.

iPad/iPhoneABCsColors, and Numbers.

KindleABCsColors, and Numbers.

NookABCsColors, and Numbers.

Paperback: ABCs, Colors, Numbers.

I think the ABCs book is perfect for babies and toddlers to explore on their own.  The Colors book uses fun alliteration that will make toddlers and preschoolers giggle and will be a fun challenge for young readers. The Numbers book is chock-full of fun illustrations for young ones to count.

I really wish Brenda’s books were around when my now eight-year was younger.  I just know he would have spent hours swiping the pages back and forth on our iPad, quietly soaking up at her artwork.  As every Mama knows… Silence is of the Gods…only monkeys chatter.

Now here comes the fun!  Brenda is giving away one print today of the letter “M” (update: I made a mistake.  It’s actually the letter “M” from Brenda’s ABC book– whee!).  To enter, just leave a comment telling me your favorite TV character mom.  The comments will close at midnight on Dec 5th and I’ll randomly choose a winner on December 6th.

Congratulations Brenda, and I can’t wait for the next book!

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26 Responses to “Secret Agent Josephine’s Children’s Books”

  1. radiem Dec 01 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Those books are too cute. Favorite TV mom? Marge Simpson!

  2. Jennifer Dec 01 at 3:52 pm Reply

    Mrs. Cunningham!

  3. Melinda Handy Dec 01 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Brenda’s books are so awesome! I bought all three for my baby nieces for Christmas. My favorite TV mom would have to be: Ma Ingall’s from Little House on the Prairie. So kind and so strong!

  4. Robin Dec 01 at 4:25 pm Reply

    My favorite TV mom is Claire Pritchett from Modern Family!

  5. Jenn S Dec 01 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Marge Simpson, for sure!

  6. Teresa Dec 01 at 5:31 pm Reply

    What cute illustrations! I liked the mom on 7th Heaven, but then I just like that whole family! :)

  7. Jennifer G Dec 01 at 5:42 pm Reply

    My favorite tv mom is Caroline Ingalls. I love Little House on the Prairie :)

  8. April U Dec 01 at 5:49 pm Reply

    Christina from Parenthood is my favorite current TV mom. Her control freak tendencies remind me of myself! :)

  9. Abigail Dec 01 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Lorelai Gilmore!

  10. Tina Dec 01 at 7:33 pm Reply

    Growing up I loved watching The Brady Bunch, so Mrs. Brady STILL stands out to me. :)

  11. Janet - B's Aunt Dec 01 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Reba McEntire in her TV comedy show “Reba” ~ been enjoying her reruns lately!

  12. ioi Dec 01 at 8:39 pm Reply

    Dr. Quin, I guess. we didn’t/don’t watch that much TV, but that’s mom I can remember.

  13. Michelle Dec 01 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Then = Jane Jetson
    Now = Miranda Hobbes

  14. Meggan Dec 01 at 9:52 pm Reply

    I’ll say Ms. Anderson from Father Knows Best. I used to watch that as a kid and I stayed home sick from school. But I really, really want a letter M. I’ve been waiting until the M day give away!

  15. Annabet Dec 01 at 10:15 pm Reply

    I love Claire Huxtable on the Cosby Show!

  16. DMD Dec 02 at 3:46 am Reply

    Hands down my favorite (who’s on prime time right now), is Claire Dunphy from Modern Family. She is my twin. My husband and I laugh and laugh at how similar we are :)

  17. MargieK Dec 02 at 9:31 am Reply

    Lots of wonderful moms to choose from…
    June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsly) tops my list.

  18. KarenG Dec 02 at 10:06 am Reply

    Back in the old days before I was a mom it would have been Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch. Now that I am a mom, with teenagers, it is definitely Frankie Heck from The Middle.

  19. Bethany Dec 02 at 10:53 am Reply

    I’m a big fan of Lorelei Gilmore, even though it isn’t on anymore. Thank God for Netflix!

  20. Becky Dec 02 at 11:13 am Reply

    Claire Huxtabel from the Cosby Show-loved her! So sassy, and smart and kind to boot :)

  21. Kat Dec 02 at 11:59 am Reply

    I always enjoy Brenda’s craft posts, and I am excited to see her books!

    My favorite TV character mom is Lorelei Gilmore.

  22. Amy Dec 02 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Marge Simpson!

  23. Claire Dec 04 at 12:18 pm Reply

    Caroline Ingalls!

  24. kim @ mommyknows Dec 05 at 11:25 am Reply

    Brenda is so talented! I love all three books.

  25. Katy Dec 05 at 12:09 pm Reply

    My favorite TV mom is definitely Lois from Malcolm in the Middle.  :)

  26. Alissa Dec 05 at 10:17 pm Reply

    Absolutely Claire from Modern Family.  Best show on TV right now!

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