Looks like a lovely book, need to find out if it’s sold in the UK.

Amélie's Bookshelf

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith- from Amelie's Bookshelf

Before I get into this book (which is so, so beautiful), I first want to thank The Bookshelf Gargoyle for giving me my first blogging award, the Gargie! Thanks Bruce! And I also want to point out that my 4 year old will henceforth be referred to as my 5 year old- my New Year’s Eve baby is already reading to his little sister, I’m afraid he’ll be into chapter books soon!

Now, Grandpa Green, winner of the 2012 Caldecott Honor. The first time I picked up the book, I wasn’t sure where the illustrations were going- which I’m sure was by design. When I got to the last page, it hit me like a ton of bricks and I got just a bit teary. The story is told by a young boy, describing the life story of his great grandfather through a series of Edward Scissorhands-style topiaries…

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