Ojiichan’s Gift is about a little girl named Mayumi. She goes to visit her grandpa who lives halfway around the world. Her grandpa builds her a garden. In the garden, there are rocks, pebbles, pine, maple, bamboo, and boxwood. Every time Mayumi goes to visit, she and her grandfather work in the garden. After a few years, her grandpa can’t live in that house anymore. Mayumi tries to go to the garden and move rocks but gets frustrated. She tries to fix up the garden without her grandfather there. She goes to see her grandfather and gives him a box. A very special gift is in that box.
I really liked reading Ojiichan’s Gift because it reminds me of when I get to work in the garden with my grandparents. Just like Mayumi, my grandparents live very far away, in Canada, and I don’t get to see them often, but when I do, I like spending time with them. I actually took this book to my Yaya’s house so that we could read it together. Ojiichan’s Gift is a good book to read with a grandparent. I recommend it to kids who are ages eight or ten who can read on their own. Or to younger kids who want to have it read to them.
|Author||Chieri Uegaki • Genevieve Simms, Illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
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