Book Author & Illustrator Gavin Bishop
Rights Available World excl. World English
A warm and simple board book that shares how to talk about feelings through a friendship between a child and their dog.
Through the up-close expressive faces of a child and their dog, we learn the words for a range of feelings.
This is my dog. She is silly! She is happy. Sometimes she is sad. She’s my best friend.
This simple board book is a starting point to talk about how we feel. Key words describe the many emotions a dog can go through in a short time, while the expressions on the faces of the people nearby convey a whole new raft of feelings as they respond and react. And so the story becomes one of friendship and how our friends make us feel.
This new board book is a multi-layered delight joining Pops in Gavin Bishop’s powerful series to share with the smallest children.
About the Author
Gavin Bishop ONZM, Tainui, Ngāti Awa, is a leading New Zealand illustrator. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. He has written for television and theatre, as well as a libretti for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. His awards include New Zealand Children’s Picture Book of the Year in 1982, 1994, 2000 and 2013. In 2019, he was named the winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement – Non Fiction.