This book by Gavin Bishop relates beautifully to Waitangi Day, telling the story of how New Zealand was colonised. NZ Book of the Year in 2002, and reissued by Gecko Press in 2012 in both English and Te Reo editions (the English hardback has the original storyboards on the inside jacket) I believe this book is… Read more »
1. Tove Jansson: Moominpappa at Sea Here we have the sea, a lighthouse, a mother who has abandoned her garden and a father looking for adventure – and the Moomin troll of course! A book for adults and junior readers who want to enjoy the bitter, and the… Read more »
I was telling my mother about my lack of cleaning the other day. She said she’d just been doing a bit of dusting herself (dusting! I’m talking vacuuming and mopping!) and she got halfway down the passage and stopped at the bookshelf there to have a little read of The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse. “Mrs Tittlemouse was… Read more »
(on turning eleven) Gecko Press turns eleven this year. It is banal to say that in these eleven years there has been a lot of change (though true). But eleven years is not long to gain much in the way of perspective. I can’t imagine what it was like to be publishing books back when… Read more »
Young children love the physical book. Author Joy Cowley often talks about the way young children make friends with their books, and tuck them down their jerseys and take them to bed.