by Lane Smith
Another great picture book from Lane Smith.
This one tells the story of a gardener and his life through the eyes of his great-grandson as the boy explores the garden and the amazing topiary plant sculptures created by the great-grandfather.
The rich pictures in many shades of green along with hints of other colors really give the feeling of being in an amazing garden. The pictures are heartwarming and beautiful and help tell the story.
Because the garden helps tell the story of the life of the the great-grandfather this book, while not exactly historical, gives the opportunity to discuss some historical events with children as they explore the book with you.