Ojiichan’s Gift

Author: Chieri Uegaki
Age Recommendation: 3-8

Every summer, Mayumi visits her grandpa. Together, they take care of his rock garden. They rake rocks into patterns and trim bushes into cloud shapes. As Mayumi grows older, her summers change. Her grandpa doesn’t have the strength to take care of his garden anymore. Read to find out how Mayumi continues to help her grandpa.

Kidculture Journal Questions

Change can be hard. Write or tell about a time when you felt like Mayumi when she realized that her grandpa couldn’t take care of the garden with her anymore. How did you work through your feelings?