A beautiful board book highlighting the joy of spending a day with a grandpa. Recommended for every shelf.

starred review, School Library Journal


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

    A warm and comforting board book about the bond between grandfather and child, from award-winning author and illustrator Gavin Bishop.

    A small hand in a big one, big boots and little, some food from the garden, story time and a nap to finish. Through powerful illustrations and simple words, Pops captures a very special time with a child and their grandfather as they share a day of easy moments together.

    A warm story to share with babies, toddlers and preschoolers showing a multigenerational and multi-ethnic family relationship. With a gender neutral child and inclusive illustrations, Pops is a starting point for conversation with young children. The simplicity of the words and pictures lets readers build their own stories about their visit to a loved member of the family.

    Other books from Gavin Bishop:
    Cook’s Cook

  • Book Details

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

  • Reviews

    1. What Book Next

      Even with less than 10 double spreads, this board book says so much.

    2. Books Grow Minds Instagram

      This sweet story celebrates the big love in all the little moments we share with our loved ones.

    3. Houston Library Finds Instagram

      The text and illustrations are minimal but perfect for little hands and eyes.

    4. School Reading List UK

      This chunky board book with diverse characters features clever bold illustrations that zoom in on specific details of warmth, love and the joy of family.

    5. starred review, School Library Journal

      A beautiful board book highlighting the joy of spending a day with a grandpa. Recommended for every shelf.

    6. Red Reading Hub

      Full of warmth, this is a lovely book for a grandfather to share with a very young child and a good starting point for conversations about special times shared with individual’s own grandparents. The love they share is palpable in such actions as the tender manner in which Pops extends a supportive hand just in case the little child drops the egg.

    7. 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.

    8. Book Trailers 4 Kids and YA

      It is a thoughtful, gentle and considered approach.

Available worldwide from your local bookstore or online.

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