Thursday, March 10, 2016
Little Kiwi’s 15th birthday
Penguin Books are very excited about releasing a new Little Kiwi title to coincide with Little Kiwi’s 15th birthday this month. New Zealand’s most popular kiwi picture-book character has 15 books and a brand new one – Little Kiwi, Whose Nest is Best? published to launch the birthday celebrations.
In this book, Little Kiwi learns that there’s no place better than his own nest.
Little Kiwi is SO tired. Where can he find a quiet place to sleep?
Little Kiwi can’t sleep – Little Sister keeps kicking
and Dad is snoring! Little Kiwi decides to find
himself a better nest.
It’s too lonesome by himself so Little Kiwi joins Kaka–
but the Kaka chicks are far too noisy. The Keas’
mountain nest is too cold, Morepork’s is too high,
Blue Duck’s is too damp and Little Kiwi can’t even
squeeze into Fantail’s tiny nest.
Will Little Kiwi ever find the perfect place to rest?
It is a great bedtime tale to follow up the success of Time for Bed Little Kiwi
targeting kids from 2-8 years.
About the author/illustrator:
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 was 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. Bob and Ruth live in Temuka, South Canterbury.