Saving Gracie: The Story of Cow 812

(8 customer reviews)


Gracie was a dairy cow, her tag said 812, she lived in green and bonny Galloway…

Gracie’s life follows the peaceful rhythms of the dairy farm until one day she falls ill. Who can fix her sore feet and help Gracie get back to her friends?

A gentle rhyming story, based in Galloway and featuring The Hoof GP.

Written and illustrated by Shalla Gray.



8 reviews for Saving Gracie: The Story of Cow 812

  1. Everything about it is just right. (verified owner)

    I have just received my advanced copy of this delightful little book, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it. Everything about it is just right: the text, the illustrations, even the size is perfect. I bought two, so even in lockdown, I can have one here, and can send one to my granddaughter, and I can read her a new storybook, while she looks at the pictures, and gradually picks up the words. This book is a keeper, and one I shall enjoy for years to come. Also a must-have for subscribers to ‘The Hoof GP’ channel on YouTube.

    • Shalla Gray

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 We’re glad you like Saving Gracie as much as we do.

  2. Miss Z Leonard

    A moovelous read

    Since hearing about this book from The Hoof GP, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. From the wonderful story to the absolutely amazing illustrations, it is a joy to read again and again! Fantastic book 👍🏼🐄

    • Shalla Gray

      We are so glad you like it! Thank you!

  3. J Kreighbaum (verified owner)

    Became invested in Gracie’s story through The Hoof GP, Graeme Parker and couldn’t resist getting her story in print.
    The pictures and narrative are just adorable! Thank you for helping share their story to the world!
    I’m sharing a few extra copies with friends.

    • Shalla Gray

      Great! We are so glad you like Gracie’s story.

  4. elaine grobski (verified owner)

    What a delight!! I enjoyed the story – the artwork – it was perfect! This “child” is keeping “Saving Gracie” for herself.

  5. Laura Wrona

    I just found the Hoof GP and Gracie is a love. Graham Parker is a good man and I will buy the book as soon as I can afford to. Please everyone buy this book it will brighten your wee ones day.

  6. (verified owner)

    I have been following Gracie aka Cow 812 story for a while with GP The Hoof Doctor. I was thrilled to be able to purchase a copy of Gracies story for my 2 year old Great Niece for her Birthday. Jordyn is absolutely IN LOVE with Gracie “Cowww” as she says. This book goes with her on her daily activities even naps I believe. So entertaining and well written to engage a small child’s mind. Also bought Charlottes woolly yarn. Looking forward to purchasing more books.

  7. Shonagh (verified owner)

    Beautiful illustrations and a lovely story. A big hit with the little dairy farmers in this house.
    Like many of the Curly Tale books the rhyming stories are fun for wee ones to listen to and the illustrations have so much detail and lots to talk about.
    A delightful little piece of Galloway magic!

  8. Ray aka Stickguy

    After watching Graeme the “Hoof GP” I had to get this book. It is perfect for any age group though it is geared towards children. The illustrations are beautiful and wonderfully detailed. The story is about a dairy cow but is relatable to most of our lives. I bought this book for my Aunt because she loves cows, but after getting it I need one for myself. I 100% recommend this book. Thank you Curly Tale Books and Miss Shalla!

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