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Washington kindergartener and grandmother publish children's books

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A local kindergartner, Isybilla Gee, is turning her imagination into a reality.

The Washington five-year- old is using her drawing to create pictures for children's books.

"I like to make books for fun, " said Isybilla.

This month, Issy and her grandmother, Pat Calfee's, books hit the internet and bookshelves.

Issy's mom, Jennifer Calfee, and grandmother noticed the little girl's talent when she was a toddler.

"We would draw things and it was a long time before I knew that it was anything out of the ordinary; because, everybody in my house draws. So, I would show other people and then people were amazed at what she had drawn," said Jennifer Calfee.

"When's she was very young, she always liked to draw. Early on, she was drawing faces and things that were far ahead of her years," said Pat Calfee.

When Issy started learning to read, her mother had an idea.

"Just out of the blue one night I called my mom and said I have an idea, so then it began," said Jennifer Calfee.

What better person to pen the books than Issy's grandmother, Pat? Since, she educates teachers on how to best teach children how to read.

Now the kindergartner and her grandmother are published authors of a children's book series called Issy Books. Issy Books are currently available on www.issybooks.com, but are expected to be sold on Amazon and in Barnes & Noble stores later this month.

Though Issy enjoys drawing, she has other plans for her future.

"Maybe when I get a little older I'll stop; because, I want to be a scientist when I grow up," said Issy.

In a few weeks Issy and her grandmother are headed to Raleigh, to present Issy books to the North Carolina Reading Association.

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