Meet Josie Jo Brown!

Josie Jo Brown is five years old, precociously curious and simply must know the what, why, where, who and how of everything!

Join Josie as she ponders clown shopping options, the merits of rain baths and Tooth Fairy teeth stashes.

Josie Jo’s funny and sometimes wise-beyond-her-years questions will delight readers of every age.

Or considered noisy snowflakes?

Have you ever wondered why leaves fall "up?"

What about Moon Juice?

While Josie Jo may not have all the answers,
she certainly poses some amusing questions!
Share Josie Jo's adventures.
Visit one of the fine booksellers below.

Osondu Booksellers
184 N. Main St.
Waynesville, NC 28786
Dalton's Christian Bookstore
331 Walnut St.
Waynesville, NC 28786
HAWA Off the Wall
46 Main St.
Waynesville, NC 28786

Malaprops Bookstore • Cafe
55 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Christian Supply, Inc.
1600 John B. White Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Once Upon a Time
7 All Souls Crescent
Asheville, NC 28803

Park Road Books
4139 Park Road Shopping Center
Charlotte, NC 28209
The Word Reading Room
6210 Old Pineville Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Waxhaw Antique Mart
101 E. South Main St.
Waxhaw, NC 28173

Accent On Books
854 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
City Lights Bookstore
3 East Jackson St.
Sylva, NC 28779

All Proceeds Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness,
Cancer Research and Cancer Patient Expenses.

Brooke Parker Walker, daughter of author Dee Dee Parker, was the inspiration behind the Josie Jo’s Got to Know book project.

At 30, Brooke was diagnosed with advanced Stage IV Breast Cancer. She was told she had just six months to live, but astounded doctors by surviving four full and happy years.

During that time, Brooke reached out to other patients in many ways including a joint endeavor with local knitters to furnish soft, warm caps -- Brooke’s Bonnets -- to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

Brooke appeared on television and radio, and at book signings and fundraising events where she shared her inspirational message of hope. Brooke said she was blessed with support from family and friends; she was amazed by the goodness of people she met on her journey. She celebrated and cherished each new day.

Through the selling of this book, her mother hopes to carry on Brooke’s wish to raise awareness of breast cancer by early detection, especially in younger women.

Josie Jo's Got To Know

Written by
Dee Dee Parker

Dee Dee Parker has always had a love of children. She taught remedial reading in public schools and youth at church Sunday School. She uses her clown character, Deedles, to brighten the lives of children touched by illness and emotional trauma.

Dee Dee lives in the beautiful western North Carolina town of Waynesville with her husband, Jim, and their sweet pup, Greta.

Illustrated by
Jenny Allen

Jenny Allen lives in a small cottage in Maggie Valley, North Carolina with her husband, Chris, and their canine kids, Maisy and Del. While she keeps a tidy home, her desk blotter is covered with doodles.

Jenny is an avid animal welfare advocate and letterboxer. When she's not drawing, she can often be found enjoying apple muffins at Barber's Orchard.

You may contact Dee Dee and Jenny via snail-mail:

Dee Dee Parker and Jenny Allen
P.O. Box 1199
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

A big Josie Jo thank you to these local businesses.

Special thanks to Mr. Jonathan Key and the staff of the Mountaineer for their sponsorship and support.