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.
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.