Pops is a starting point for conversation—the simplicity of the images and text lets us build our own stories about our own days with our grandfathers.

Julia Marshall, Publisher



A day with grandad showing in simple, beautiful images the bond between grandfather and child: a small hand in a big one, big gumboots and little, some food, stories and a snooze to finish.

From the award-winning Gavin Bishop.

Also available in te reo Māori.


  • Description

    Pops is a warm and universal board book about a day with grandad. The bond between grandfather and child is shown through big, beautiful images and simple text.

    The child and their pops explore the day—they go for a walk, collect food from the garden, eat, tell stories, and snuggle up for a rest to finish.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Reader Age 0-2 year, 2-5 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Kete Books, Emma Espiner

      They are tactile and robust, with simple images and big text. The books are filled with typically beautiful illustrations by Bishop.

    2. Book Trailers 4 Kids and YA

      It is a thoughtful, gentle and considered approach.

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