Grandfather Counts


Grandfather Counts is Andrea Cheng’s touching story of a grandfather slowly bonding with his grandchild. Cheng intersperses the roaring of a train, the stroke of a calligraphic brush, and counting with one’s fingers as ways to encounter invaluable life lessons. Zhang’s illustrations go very well with the story’s quiet unfolding; the hue of the sky over the Yin household is always a peaceful shade, be it in the lemon brightness of day or in the purple comfort of dusk. The pleasures of Grandfather Counts are infinite.
Fatima Lim-Wilson