Thursday, 9 November 2017

Gavin Bishop's Toroa Visit




Gavin spoke to us about his new book, Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story.



The first page has illustrations of pterodactyls, a hint that the book begins in pre-historic times.



He let us know that he had one year to make a 64-page picture book about New Zealand for 9-year olds.



His book begins in the time of Gondwanaland and shares history all the way until today.



We learned that the early explorers came with 40km of rope!



Gavin explained that he created the artwork and wrote the text separately. The text was then placed digitally on the page to fit around the images.



The book includes many Māori elements, such as the story of Ranginui and Papatuanuku.





Gavin was kind enough to sign books for us.









10 comments:

  1. Thank you Gavin Bishop for coming to St Marks school and telling us about your newest book, Aotearoa:The New Zealand Story.
    Thanks for the signatures too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really loved having Gavin Bishop visit our school.The best fact I thought was how there used to be 40 km of rope on a boat.He showed us his new book and how he made it.Gavin only had 1 year to write and draw the pictures.
    THANK YOU

    ReplyDelete
  3. Some things that surprised us were his new book that had really interesting pictures and facts and we were also surprised how long it took to prep. By Sophia.S and Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  4. I loved Gavin bishop coming. His books where really interesting. He inspired me to read more books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. George I loved having Gavin Bishop at our school because it was very interesting learning about that there 40km of rope on a boat

    ReplyDelete
  6. It was amazing having Gavin Bishop come and visit us. I loved hearing all about your new book. It was also pretty incredible that you managed to complete such an a intricate book in the time frame of just one year! Thank you so much.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I found it really cool listening to him. I found out lots of new facts like there used to be 40km of rope on the old ships. We also heard different facts and he showed us his new book, Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story. Thanks Gavin Bishop!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really liked having Gavin Bishop at our school and that he talked to us about his book that took 1 year to make and had 64 pages. He also told us about the early sailing ships and that the Endeavour had 40 kilometers of rope.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It was very interesting learning about the process the book goes through before it is out on the shelf in stores. Thank you for coming

    ReplyDelete
  10. It was so amazing to have Gavin Bishop coming to visit us. It was great to learn about his new book, Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story. I loved to find out about things that I never new before like there used to be 40km of rope used on old ships and that the asteroid that landed in mexico caused winter to last for decades. Thanks so much for coming Gavin Bishop.

    ReplyDelete