Adding your own story to Mihi

Mihi

Mihi is Gavin Bishop’s beautiful new baby book that introduces ideas of me and my place in the world in the shape of a simple mihi or pepeha.

Gavin Bishop shares his mihi and how you can you the book Mihi to guide you to create your own.

How Gavin Bishop discovered his whakapapa

Mihi iwi

Author and illustrator, Gavin Bishop, shares his story of how he discovered his family history, his ancestors, and his whānau.
“Finding this enormous whānau came about because of what my grandfather had taken care to do in 1918. When he gave his youngest daughter, my mother, “all the names” he also gave her her whakapapa.”

Giselle Clarkson on illustrating The Gobbledegook Book

Giselle Clarkson

I’ve lived my whole life with Joy Cowley’s stories and was totally stunned when I was invited into the Gecko Press office and asked if I’d like to illustrate a collection of them. I felt pretty daunted, but also very excited and I couldn’t wait to start drawing.

Celebrate Children’s Books in Wellington

Join us at Unity Books next Wednesday 7 August at 12pm to hear Catherine O’Loughlin (Penguin Books NZ), Mary McCallum (Mākaro Press), Robbie Burton (Potton & Burton) and Rachel Lawson (our own Gecko Press Associate Publisher) talk about shortlisted books for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adult.    

An award-winning Hippopotamus!

that's not a hippopotamus book, Juliette MacIver, childrens picture book, book about a hippopotamus

That’s Not A Hippopotamus wins Best Picture Book at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Drawing inspiration with Kieran Rynhart

Kieran Rynhart Gecko Press

“I wanted my images to fill out this child’s inner world and imagination, and to give it a sense of space and a sense of feeling of a child who knows a little bit of solitude, but also knows joy and humour as well”