Gavin Bishop and Gecko Press @geckopress bring us another family-focused board book in English; Pops, and Te Reo Maori; Koro. A gentle story of a grandfather and grandchild sharing quality time together.

Posted: August 1, 2021 in Pre-school
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Pops

Written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop

ISBN 9781776574001

Gecko Press

Coming in September.

Written and illustrated with a delightful simplicity, this new board book by Gavin Bishop is perfect for the littlest of readers. A child spends the day with their grandfather. They hold hands as they collect eggs and greens from the garden. They share kai, and stories, and at the end of the day, they fall asleep curled up next to each other. Simple language, yet a very clear message about family bonding and love.

Gavin Bishop creates close-up illustrations of Pop and his grandchild which highlights the close bond they share together. It is a thoughtful, gentle and considered approach, and works very well.

Sweet and meaningful. This works well together with the board book Mihi, also written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop, and in the same format.

There is also a te reo Maori edition, which, as someone who is trying to learn Maori, I find particularly helpful for introducing some basic te reo Maori words.

Great for wee ones at home, but I think these would do very well in pre-schools too.

Koro

ISBN 9781776574018

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