Created: 27th July, 2020

Around the Table That Grandad Built

Author: Melanie Heuiser Hill
Illustrator: Jaime Kim
Publisher: Walker

This picture book commences with a cumulative text, echoing the nursery rhyme ‘The House That Jack Built’, that celebrates the contributions several generations of a mixed heritage family make to a gathering of relations and friends. Having laid out the places, the story shifts to the varieties of food that they have grown, cooked and brought to the table that Grandad built. The colourful collage and mixed media pictures are joyful and humorous.