Pop! is a children’s illustrated picture book exploring the power of self-acceptance & overcoming obstacles.

Meet Otto, a young Kernel who’s been dreaming about the day he would pop. But what happens when Pop Day finally arrives, and things don’t go as planned? When all the Kernels pop except for Otto, he's left wondering what went wrong. Otto returns to his jar, alone, until a delicious smell leads to an exciting discovery. Perhaps Otto didn’t need to pop to do everything he’d always dreamed of!

Award-winning author and illustrator duo Kilpatrick and Blanco bring us an empowering tale about how being different doesn’t have to mean missing out. With vibrant, kid-friendly illustrations and a powerful message, this captivating children’s illustrated book celebrates inclusion, diversity, facing challenges, and overcoming doubts. Even though things may not be as expected, Pop! shows us that you can always follow your dreams.

This fun but heartwarming picture book is sure to remind both children and adults that it’s okay to be exactly as you are and makes a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or any learning occasion!

"Otto’s adventure is a quirky and endearing one. Kilpatrick effectively teaches readers that, like the protagonist, they can excel even in circumstances that may not be exactly what they pictured."
-Kirkus reviews
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