194% Funded


Target: €1000


€1,944 Raised


74 Funders

What is Joy?

By AnnMarie O'Grady


'What is Joy' is our first book in a series of books that explore joy, hope, friendship and love. It includes beautiful illustrations by Stella Kearns, a lighthearted poem written by AnnMarie O'Grady and fun note pages where children (and grown ups) can explore what joy means to them. 

We will be using the Fund it campaign to print this beautiful book for Christmas and have it to our funders for the Christmas period or at the latest, January 2021. We will be printing a range of books from our 'What is' series in 2021. This is your chance to have the very first book from our collection, 'What is Joy'?

The Team:

We, AnnMarie O'Grady, author and Stella Kearns, illustrator are a great team who have had a range of projects published and sponsored.  AIB, Bank of Ireland and Diageo have all been clients. We have also been published with O'Brien Press (Everything Irish, '98 and Little Bits of Ireland, 02). In this time of COVID restrictions we wanted to connect and share some much needed positivity. Stella's gorgeous illustrations are full of character bringing this charming book to life!

The Book: 

We are both proud of this artistic, poetic, uplifting approach to the work and also excited to be reconnected working together, sharing new ideas. Here are a few images from the inside to give you a better feel of the design and style of our What is Joy? book looks like: 


Introduction:                                                   Elements of the Poem:


We will have the rest make its way to you soon!! As we are a little late to the Christmas market we are doing a shorter timeline on our fund it campaign to have the best chance of having this gorgeous gift 'What is Joy' in your stocking for Christmas (depending on area, speed of postage around Dec/Jan) We are Dublin based, so please contact us on info@wholeheartedlyyours.com if you require pre-Christmas delivery. The 'What is' series is our current passion to bring positivity and joy to our community and friends.

This book will make a gorgeous gift, not just at Christmas but anytime! Thanks so much to all our funders. We hope that this book inspires joy, love and hope in the community. We really look forward to sharing the 'What is Joy' project and developments with you!

Front Cover:                                 


Many thanks for your support! We are excited to share our book with you soon ...