Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a boy who lived on a farm and a child who had chickenpox. He was a soldier, a husband and, most of all, an artist. Follow his grandson through a garden where memories are handed down through the shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten. Grandpa Green opens the door to a garden of wonder which parents and grandparents will be able to share with children for generations to come. An ode to the joys of a full life well lived as well as exploring some of the sorrow life brings, Lane Smith's Grandpa Green is a lyrical and sumptuously detailed delight, culminating in a giant fold-out page.
Come into Grandpa Green's garden, where the trees tell the story.
An unassuming little masterpiece ... the book's power lies in its rich, allusive artistry New York Times Visually intriguing and emotionally resonant, this is a book to pore over and talk about. School Library Journal Lush and magical People Readers who slow down will be rewarded by this visual feast that grows richer with each visit Kirkus crafted with honesty and heart Publishers Weekly
Lane Smith is an award-winning author and illustrator. He is best-known in the UK for It's a Book, his wonderfully observed picture book which provides a playful and light-hearted examination of print as a medium in the digital age. He is also known for his brilliantly quirky and silly collaborations with Jon Scieszka, in particular for the multi award-winning The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. He is also the author and illustrator of There Is a Tribe of Kids and A Perfect Day. Lane lives in a small town in rural Connecticut with his wife, Molly, a picture book designer.