Ojiichan’s Gift by Chieri Uegaki and Genevieve Simms

I had to have this book as soon as I saw the cover. I am a big gardener and have always been fascinated by Japanese gardens, even though my gardening style is a bit different.

But this book is about so much more than gardening – it is a book about saying good-bye, accepting the difficulties that life brings, and figuring out what you can do to make a difference.

When I read this book to teachers, the room filled with tears. Many of us have lost a loved one, moved from a beloved home, or watched someone we love, grow old.  When these life events happen, there are many feelings, and this story is about Mayumi’s loss of a family home and a special garden. 

Readers see Mayumi’s attempts to keep things the same.

Readers experience Mayumi’s anger.

Readers also see how Mayumi finds a way to capture memories of the garden and share her love with Ojiichan.

This is a book to tuck away for just the right moment or share with a child who needs comfort. 

@TBRBlog31 has collections of books about acceptance on Pinterest.  Please let us know about the books you tuck away for just the right moment and we will add them to collection.

Happy Reading, Everyone!

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