A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.
This is such a meaningful and unique tale of family connections and family history. I love the idea of this young boy learning about his Great Grandpa Green's life: military service, meeting Grandma Green, hobbies and interests. What Grandpa Green has done to make it easier to learn about his life is also very neat. The interplay of the story and illustrations develops subtly until becoming clear in a moment of gorgeous illustration.
Lane Smith is the award-winning author of Grandpa Green, It's a Book, There Is a Tribe of Kids, and his most recent, A Perfect Day, among others. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the ...View Author