A collaboration between author Annemarie Florian and illustrator Heather Hunt, Kiwi: the real story offers a memorable reading experience for readers of all ages.
While the kiwi is often depicted as an endangered national symbol in need of our protection, this book takes a dramatically different route. Kiwi: the real story invites the reader into the secret night world of the North Island brown kiwi, illuminating the facts about its habitat, diet, courting, and parenting.
Beautiful illustrations accompany a story that can be read on two levels: for young children a bold rhythmic verse describes kiwi in action in the bush, while the non-fiction narrative provides older readers with added insight into kiwi biology and behaviour. The combination of verse, factual text and bold expressive pictures harmonise in a new and intriguing view of a bird we feel we know so well, yet have much still to learn about.
- ISBN: 9781869664701
- Format: paperback
- Page Extent: 32 pages
- Book Size: 190 x 220 mm (Height x Width x Depth)
- Author: Annemarie Florian
- Illustrator: Heather Hunt