A kind and generous grandparent-grandchild duo nourishes their neighborhood in this full-color picture book from New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo and illustrator Zara González Hoang.
Pa and his grandchild, Jelly Bean, have a sidewalk library filled with stories. Anyone can bring donations or take something to read. Jelly Bean loves the sidewalk library! But what about when their neighbors might need something more than books?
Together, Pa and Jelly Bean build a sidewalk pantry right next to the sidewalk library. They get donations from neighbors who have a lot to give, and leave the doors open for those who may not have enough.
This charming multigenerational story celebrates community, generosity, and creative problem-solving.
"Buzzeo has written a timely book on the underrated power of libraries and mutual aid. Hoang’s delicate use of colored pencil and watercolor gives the tale an endearing and pleasant touch. A charming, intergenerational story of compassion, creativity, and community."Kirkus
Generosity and community spirit abound in Buzzeo’s picture book about a boy and his grandfather working to nourish their neighborhood in mind and body. Hoang’s watercoloresque illustrations are charmingly childlike and capture the sweetness of the grandfather and grandson’s close relationship.