Ojiichan’s Gift

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Ojiichan’s Gift, by Chieri Uegaki, Illustrated by Genevieve Simms Kids Can Press, 2019 Mayumi’s Ojiichan (Grandpa) built her a rock garden when she was born. Every summer, during her visits to Ojiichan in Japan, they tended the garden together. When Ojiichan is no longer able to take care of the garden and he has to leave it behind, Mayumi finds a way to for him to take the garden with him. This lovely story illuminates a child’s thoughtfulness.