The book tells the story of a grandfather who decides to plant trees under the astonished eye of his grandson. What a funny idea to plant trees when you’re already so old! But the vine climbs along the wall, the olive tree grows, the apple tree gives fruit… The grandfather explains to his grandson how the seed can grow into a beautiful tree that is so different from the seed that it once was. It’s the same thing with humans… This is a beautiful text on the time that passes and on the beauty of life that makes everyone so unique. Tom Tirabosco’s illustrations, 13 views of the garden taken from the same angle, like 13 paintings or 13 snapshots of the same place at different times, show the strength and the depth of the subject. It’s a poetic, philosophical and elegant book.