The twelve stories in Granddad Tell Me About Grapevines! are for children to read or have read to them. They lead the child into the heart of delightful, serene French wine-making country. Granddad teaches his grandson Paul about the daily life of a grape-grower and wine-maker, explaining how the wine is matured and stored, the grape harvest and the journey of the grape from growing in bunches on the vine to bottling the wine. The little boy learns from his grandfather about nature and the patience needed for the grape to flourish and produce good wine. When the vine needs a helping hand, granddad is always at the ready in his funny costume, driving his tractor. The text and illustrations are perfect for children, difficult words being explained at the end of the book, making this an excellent guide for initiation and transmission of an age-old skill.