Art and family transcend differences in language and culture in this sensitively told, exquisitely illustrated story of a child starting a new school.
When Shu Lin starts at her new school, she wears yellow rain boots and a pink coat. At recess, she stands alone in the playground. At lunchtime, she eats by herself from little boxes of brightly colored food. Her classmates aren’t sure what to make of her. But one day, when Shu Lin’s grandpa comes to school to share his amazing artwork, everything changes. With a stunning double-gatefold spread revealing a beautiful Chinese painting, this uplifting story shows the transformative power of art and imagination in developing cultural understanding and empathy.
September 27, 2022
Preschool - 3
was a primary school teacher for more than ten years before becoming a full-time poet and author. Shu Lin’s Grandpa
is his first book with Candlewick Press. He lives with his wife and children in Manchester, England.Yu Rong
grew up in the countryside of China, where she began her studies in Chinese painting and contemporary art. She is the author-illustrator of A Lovely Day for Amelia Goose
and the illustrator of Tracks of a Panda
by Nick Dowson. She lives with her husband and children in the countryside of Cambridge, England.
A simple narrative that leaves a quiet impression. . . invites readers into the classroom alongside the characters.
With an inclusive message and Asian-inspired illustrations, this picture book is truly a work of art.