My Baba's Garden

By Jordan Scott

Illustrated by Sydney Smith

The special relationship between a child and his grandmother is depicted in this sumptuous book by an award-winning team.

Inspired by memories of his childhood, Jordan Scott's My Baba's Garden explores the sights, sounds and smells experienced by a child spending time with their beloved grandmother (Baba). He visits her every day and finds her hidden in the steam of boiling potatoes, a hand holding a beetroot, a leg opening a cupboard, an elbow closing the fridge, humming like a night full of bugs when she cooks. This is a stunning ode to the special relationship between grandmother and grandchild, needing few words, but rooted deeply in ritual, touch and feeling.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529515558
  • Published: 02 Mar 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 241 x 241 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'There are picturebooks and there are Scott/Smith picturebooks. Together, they are a creative dream team. […] It’s an extraordinary book about love and family, full of lyrical writing, and Smith’s illustrations are sublime. An original, heart-squeezing hug of a book.' The best new children’s books to read this Easter, Irish Independent

'I loved the illustrations because even though the grandma doesn’t say anything you can see what she is thinking and feeling from the pictures.' Kids Book Reviews, Books Up North

'My Baba’s Garden is a book for intergenerational sharing and much more besides. […] A moving testament to the resilience of the human spirit and enduring love.' Books for Keeps

'This peaceful tale will be sure to transport many readers to treasured moment with their own families. Astonishing and evocative artwork by award winning illustrator Sydney Smith casts a comforting light on what is set to become a much-requested classic.' WRD

'This stunning picture book beautifully conveys the author’s cherished childhood memories of a special relationship with his Polish grandmother […] Smith’s wonderful artwork is filled with empathy and feeling. […] A powerful moving story of intergenerational love.' The School Librarian

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