author/illustrator: Benji Davies
At the bottom of Sydís garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandadís house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isnít in any of the usual places. Heís in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandadís house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as itís always been ó except that Grandad isnít there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Daviesís tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after theyíre gone.
With subtlety and grace, Benji Davies paints a poignant and ultimately uplifting picture of loss.