Friday, August 3, 2012

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

About the Book

From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Book comes a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love.
Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farm boy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten.
In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it's a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come.

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What I thought

I absolutely love Lane Smith's work. His stories are funny, witty, sometimes sarcastic (See The Big Elephant in the Room) and have a sense of intelligence that we should be imposing on children (thinking about more than what is on the page). A twentieth century Dr Seuss if you will. Grandpa Green is an extremely evocative tale of memory, family history and adoration, plus the illustrations are just amazing - so add it to your collection of children's books, NOW!

You can get a copy of Grandpa Green are your nearest Exclusive Books


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