Blimmin’ Koro Kātahi rā, e Koro e!

Book Author & Illustrator  Jill Bevan-Brown Translated by Māhaki Bevan-Brown & Trish Bowles
Rights Available World excl. ANZ

Kotukū notices her grandfather is becoming forgetful. He hides things around the house and has trouble talking. Is Koro sick?

Step by step, Kotukū and her whānau learn about dementia and help Koro to adjust to the changes in his life.

This bilingual story tells the story Koro’s changes and how his family adapt to look after him. What doesn’t change is their unwavering love for their grandad. Trish Bowles’ watercolour illustrations sensitively trace the family’s journey and help show dementia doesn’t mean the end of life.

• Charming story for primary kids in English and te Reo
• Tells how kids can adapt to dementia in their elders
• Teacher resources available

About the Author
Jill Bevan-Brown is a former lecturer in Inclusive Education. She retired in 2014 to care for her husband Winston, who has advanced Lewy Body Dementia. They live in Palmerston North.

Trish Bowles is a Christchurch-based freelance artist who has illustrated more than 30 books, including Home Child (Oratia, 2019).

Māhaki Bevan-Brown is a Māori language teacher at Mana Tamariki Kura Kaupapa Māori in Palmerston North.


Oratia Books


270 x 210mm



Picture Book

Publication Date
September 2021

Rights Available:
World excl. ANZ

Rights Agents:


Peter Dowling, Oratia Books

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