Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Two more kiwi stories

Little Kiwi has a Forest Feast by Bob Darroch (Puffin)

Little Kiwi has a Forest Feast is the 12th book in the successful Little Kiwi series. These books are often on the bestseller list.

Little kiwi has a cold and is not feeling well. He's also hungry but his blocked nostrils are not helping him find worms. Later, his sister enquires why he hasn't gotten up for the day. She misinterprets 'coldt' for 'colt' and spreads a rumour around the forest that kiwi is getting a horse. Perhaps to ride away ... The forest animals crowd around his burrow to see if it is true. When they realise he has a cold ... find out what they do next.

An animal story about friendship and supporting your friends when they need help. Young children (4-6 year olds) will enjoy the humorous colourful illustrations and the positive ending.

Bob Darroch has been drawing cartoons for most of his life. His work has appeared on
toys, jigsaws, souvenirs and postcards and in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He
started writing and illustrating his own books for children in 1999. In 2001, the first of the
popular Little Kiwi stories were published. Little Kiwi is Scared of the Dark has since been
awarded the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book. Bob has illustrated
books for other authors, including for his wife, Ruth

ISBN: 978-0-14-377095-4

Kuwi's very shiny bum by Kat Merewether (Illustrated Publishing)

Okay, I confess, I'm very late with this review. I should have typed it up end of last year in time for Christmas, but I figure people are probably already looking for Christmas stories and this book can stand alone, as well. Plus Kat has two more books, floor puzzle, and baby cup and plate set coming soon ... so thought I better get this out, better late than never.

Kuwi's very shiny bum is the third book in the Kuwi the Kiwi series (with more coming soon - see above). The series has been hugely popular and is flying to happy children's homes all around the globe. Kat donates a portion of her profits to Kiwis for Kiwi Trust and has so far raised $10,000. The Trust has made Kat Merewether an Ambassador for Kiwis for Kiwi Trust.

This book is a story within a story. Mama kiwi reads a Christmas story about paying it forward in a xmas setting. A little kiwi finds a red ball and attaches it to its bottom and then makes, builds, and bakes presents for all its friends. Find out their response. And the lovely surprise for Kuwi at the end.

The illustrations are full of humour and reference kiwiana in many different ways including the King of Kiwiana Dick Frizzell himself (as a kiwi).

Go to Kuwi the Kiwi's website for more information and other kiwi goodies.

RRP $18.99 Te Reo Maori versions available too.

ISBN: 978 0 994 136404

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