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A Plan for Pops

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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, b ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 19th 2019 by Orca Book Publishers
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Jane
Ah, j'aime beaucoup ce petit livre doux! Dans cette histoire nous trouvons Lou, un petit enfant qui visit ses grands-pères chaque samedi. Les deux hommes sont très different, mais leur amour l'un pour autre et Lou est très clair.

Chaque semaine ils commencent leur routine avec le petit dejueuner. Grand-Papa a de la toast avec confiture. Papi mange des céréales colourées. Lou prend un peu de le deux. Grand-Papa lit la section technologie de le journal et Papi regarde les bandes dessinées. Lou joue
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Jane
I really LOVED this story! A Plan for Pops follows Lou, who goes to visit Grandad and Pops each Saturday. The trio have a comfortable routine of eating breakfast together, then heading out to walk to the library.



Next it's time for lunch, then Lou listens to stories from Pop (until Pop dozes off)



before tinkering on inventions with Grandad.



Unfortunately, one Saturday, Pops takes a tumble as they're leaving to go to the library. His fall is serious enough that he'll be in a wheelchair for the
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Etienne
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beautiful story about family values, and others values as well (respect perseverance, patience, and more). The illustrations were a bit too pastel colors for my liking, but they're still fine. Simple but deep. Love it!
Laura
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love that this picture book is about the child’s two grandparents, but not about them as a gay couple, but about them as they relate to their grandchild.

This is a sweet story of a grandchild, Lou and their grandfathers, and the special time that they have together. (It is not clear in the story, what gender Lou is, and it does not really matter to the story).

When Pops has a fall, Lou and Grampa have to come up with a way to cheer him up.

gram[a and popa

Good for any child that has a spcecial time with their gr
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Tara
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A young boy and his father and pops do everything together. When pop has a fall and must stay in a wheelchair they think the days of doing everything together is over and then the boy has an idea to keep him included.
Juliana
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a digital arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is such a heartfelt and sweet book about the relationships between Lou and his two grandfathers. Every Saturday, they have a routine to have breakfast, go to the library, and spend the afternoon together. One Saturday, Pops has a fall and is confined to a wheelchair. Lou thinks up a plan to get him back into routine
I loved the imagination of the son as well as the relationship between him and his grandparents. Pops is
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V
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: t, 2019t
Why we chose this book:
We enjoyed Angus All Aglow by Heather Smith, I keep my eyes for any wheelchair-related picture books, and I'm keen on books that feature creative problem solving. Orca Book Publishers provided a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Mom's Review: (V)
A little boy, Lou, spends every weekend with his grandfathers. They have an enviable routine that starts with breakfast, moves to the library, continues on to lunch, and proceeds to snuggles and stories, and finally ends
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Storywraps
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book with its heartfelt message of caring, love and celebrating life together. Lou is a little boy who spends every Saturday with Granddad and Pops. They share breakfast and then "they walk to the library hand in hand, like a chain of paper dolls." In the afternoon they spend quality time casually hanging out and enjoying the things they each love to do together.

One day on the way to the library Pops has a fall. Sirens ring out, an ambulance appears and Pops is whisked away. That eve
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is such a caring, sweet book about the relationship between Lou and his two grandfathers. Every Saturday, they have breakfast, go to the library, and spend the afternoon together. Pops and Grandad are very different, and I love the way the author shows Lou interacting with these two very different grandpas. One Saturday, Pops has a fall and is confined to a wheelchair. He is depressed and does not want to do anything. Lou comes up a plan to get him back into their regular routine. I loved L ...more
eimn
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books of the year and one I will cherish for a long time. The themes are such a treasure: queer grandparents, disability, aging, solidarity with neighbors, cultivating one's unique skills and hobbits, and the simple love of grandparents for their grandkid. What a tremendously inspiring and beautiful story! If there were a picture book I would buy as a gift to friends and families in February, it would be this one. Let me also add that the story and the illustrations we ...more
Juliana Lee
Every Saturday, Lou visits his Grandad and Pops. Each does things a little differently and Lou tries to do everything the same as both of them, so when Grandad eats toast and jam for breakfast and Pops eats colorful cereal that turns his milk pink, Lou has a little of both. Every Saturday they do fun things until one week when Pops falls and gets hurt. When he returns from the hospital he has to use a wheelchair. This makes him so sad that he refuses to leave his bed. Then Grandad and Lou have a ...more
Jo
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
The end papers led me to expect something more creature-oriented, and I'm disappointed that this wasn't the book. But it's cute, and so it isn't like I can punish it for my inaccurate expectations.

But I do think the end pasteleaf is my favorite part of the whole book. Which I wish I could show you, but I can't. Sad.
Cat
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Aging is difficult.It's so slowing.... I liked this book about a little boy and his family and neighbors. They all come together to to help when Pops become disabled and depressed. Good story about people helping each other. Nice illustrations, too!

I received a Kindle ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.
Jessica McAllister
Nov 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
This was a cute story about a child and his grandparents and struggle they face when one of them is injured and difficult changes they must endure.

I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Mike E
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, childrens
This was really sweet!
Leah
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Sweet and heartfelt.
Maegyn
rated it it was amazing
Mar 08, 2019
Terrie Case
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a story about Lou who spends weekends with his grandfathers. They go to the library, read books and take walks. One Saturday, Pops takes a fall and ends up in a wheelchair. He is depressed. It takes Lou and Pops, working together, to cheer up Pops.

I enjoyed this book. It had several lessons such as the value of time spent with grandparents, overcoming adversity and then need to help family. Others have commented about the sexual orientation of Pops and Granddad. This is not an outwardly,
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Erin *MinMex_Reads*
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked this story as a lesson in family values. Perseverance, Patience, Respect and more are taught to the child main character by Grandad and Pops. It is always nice to see a multigenerational book, though more unusual to not have the parents drawn of mentioned. A story of aging and failing health and the very real scenario of depression in older adults. It has a sweet ending and sweet message so I recommend picking it up and reading it for sure.

#NetGalley #APlanForPops
Sally Wilsey
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lou is a young child who spends every Saturday with his two Grandfathers. They have breakfast, go to the library and have fun together. One day Pops has a fall and must go into a wheelchair. Lou comes up with an idea to help his Pops overcome his isolation. I really like books that have a positive outcome when it comes to children and older adults. I am a Grandma and must admit am not as energetic and well as I was when I was a Mom. Children need to know the circle of life and that sometimes we ...more
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Originally from Newfoundland, Heather Smith now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Her Newfoundland roots inspire much of her writing.