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Secret Agent Josephine’s Children’s Books

By Isabel Kallman

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!

About the Author

Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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