Book Author & Illustrator Gavin Bishop
Rights Available World excl. World English
Pops is a warm and comforting board book about a visit to grandad. The bond between grandfather and child is shown through powerful images and simple text. The child and their pops explore the day— a small hand in a big one, they go for a walk, collect food from the garden to make a sandwich, tell stories, then settle down for a nap.
Pops is a starting point for conversation—the simplicity of the images and text lets readers build their own stories about their visit to a loved member of the family.
- Multigenerational, multiracial family #ownvoices
- Captures a special time, a day of simple moments
About the Author
Gavin Bishop ONZM, Tainui, Ngāti Awa, has published over 70 books internationally, translated into 12 languages. He has written for television and stage, as well as libretti for two children’s ballets for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Among the numerous fellowships and national book prizes that have been awarded to Gavin Bishop throughout his career, highlights are his Te Waka Toi Nga Tohu a Ta Kingi Ihaka/Sir Kingi Ihaka Award in 2018, recognising his lifetime contribution to strengthening Maori art and culture through his children’s books; The Arts Foundation’s Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award in 2013; and the 2000 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for lifetime achievement and his distinguished contribution to children’s literature in New Zealand. He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013, and President of Honour of the NZ Society of Authors.