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A Plan for Pops

by Heather Smith, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

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Lou spends every Saturday with Grandad and Pops. They walk to the library hand in “hand, like a chain of paper dolls. Grandad reads books about science and design, Pops listens to rock and roll, and Lou bounces from lap to lap. But everything changes one Saturday. Pops has a fall. That night there is terrible news: Pops will be confined to a wheelchair, not just for now, but for always. Unable to cope with his new circumstances, he becomes withdrawn and shuts himself in his room. Hearing Grandad trying to cheer up Pops inspires Lou to make a plan. Using skills learned from Grandad, and with a little help from their neighbors, Lou comes up with a plan for Pops.

About the Authors

Heather Smith

Originally from Newfoundland, Heather Smith now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Smith's children have taught her many things in life, most importantly that love is love and that any problem can be solved using the three P's: perseverance, persistence and patience. Heather has written books for kids of all ages. For more information, visit heathertsmith.com.
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Brooke Kerrigan has six picture books to her credit, including Jammie Day! Born and raised in Toronto in a household steeped in creativity and books, Brooke now lives in France.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Editorial Reviews

"The bond between Lou and his loving grandparents shines through in this unique story. The matter-of-factness of their relationship is worth noting, as this type of representation for same-sex couples will help children appreciate the diversity that exists in many families, without overstating it."

— Resource Links

"A positive and realistic representation of both a wheelchair user and an elderly, interracial gay male couple. "

— Kirkus Reviews

"A fond and sympathetic story, told with attractive particulars, of the challenging pitfalls of aging and their effects on the family…[A] welcome reminder that even after a daunting change, family can still be family."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

&quotA beautiful and uplifting book to help children learn how to handle challenges and help others; a great choice for intergenerational picture book shelves.&quot

— School Library Journal

"Uplifting and empowering, A Plan for Pops is a great read with inspiring messaging and lovely illustrations."

— Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk blog

"Accompanied by Kerrigan's muted, pastel-coloured illustrations… Smith's narrative creates a fully rounded and sympathetic storyline with characters with whom youngsters will likely be able to identify…A delicious, enjoyable, and necessary narrative for modern families with a non-normative makeup. Highly Recommended."

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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