"A positive and realistic representation of both a wheelchair user and an elderly, interracial gay male couple. "
"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."
"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."
"A beautiful and uplifting book to help children learn how to handle challenges and help others; a great choice for intergenerational picture book shelves."
"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."
"Uplifting and empowering, A Plan for Pops
is a great read with inspiring messaging and lovely illustrations."
"A marvelous book on many, many levels and deserves a wide readership. Pick it up for your children, grandchildren, grandparents, or others in your lives, and recommend it to all the children’s librarians you know."
"Add this one to your go-to list."
"[Children] will be instantly drawn in by the warmth and love that binds these three characters together."
“Smith’s characters are real and honest…Kerrigan’s digital artwork…is
both engaging and touching.”
message a young child gets out of this book, it will be a powerful one… This
book is an excellent choice for the pre-school land the early elementary-aged