Spring 2022

Pops

  • Interest Level: Preschool
  • Reading Level: Preschool

A warm and comforting board book about the bond between grandfather and child, from award-winning author and illustrator.

A small hand in a big one, big boots and little, some food from the garden, storytime and a nap to finish. Through powerful illustrations and simple words, Pops captures a very special time with a child and their grandfather as they share a day of easy moments together.

A warm story to share with babies, toddlers and preschoolers showing a multigenerational and multi-ethnic family relationship. With a gender neutral child and inclusive illustrations, Pops is a starting point for conversation with young children. The simplicity of the words and pictures lets readers build their own stories about their visit to a loved member of the family.

Other books from Gavin Bishop:
Mihi
Cook’s Cook

Praise for Pops

“A beautiful board book highlighting the joy of spending a day with a grandpa. Recommended for every shelf.” starred review, School Library Journal

”Full of warmth, this is a lovely book for a grandfather to share with a very young child and a good starting point for conversations about special times shared with individual’s own grandparents.” Red Reading Hub

“This chunky board book with diverse characters features clever bold illustrations that zoom in on specific details of warmth, love and the joy of family.” School Reading List

“The book is filled with typically beautiful illustrations by Bishop, and it reminded me of my relationship with my (Grandfather); there were few words between us but plenty of unspoken love and tenderness.” — Kete Books

Praise for Mihi
“Gavin Bishop’s striking illustrations match the spare simplicity of his text…This is the perfect book for parent and child to read together and then expand and elaborate”—The Source, Trevor Agnew

“A simple, striking new board book that we predict will be in every ECE in the country soon – it ties into certain curriculum strands beautifully, but more than that: it’s a book that builds kids up.”—The Spinoff

Praise for Cook’s Cook
“Appealing illustrations and the lure of an insider’s account make this a delectable adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Fascinating stuff recommended for foodies and picture book lovers alike.” —New Zealand Herald, Best Picture Books 2018

Format Your Price Add
978-1-77657-400-1
$12.99
Interest Level Preschool
Reading Level Preschool
Category SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 18
Publication Date 2022-04-05
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV013030, JUV015010
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 7.3333 x 7.3333
Lexile 70
Features Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author, Illustrator: Gavin Bishop

Gavin Bishop, ONZM, Tainui, Ngāti Awa, is a leading Māori illustrator living in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. His awards include the Sir Kingi Ihaka award for lifetime contribution to Māori art and culture.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Pops

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