We’re Off to Find a Kiwi by Juliette MacIver and Kate Wilkinson
When I holiday love nothing more than to spend an hour or two lost in a local bookshop. This year I spent quite a bit of time in the picture book section of a bookshop in Gore, New Zealand. I left with a beautiful book by Juliette Macliver and Kate Wilkinson I want to share with you.
Written in 2017, this story has a beautiful, traditional picture book feel to it. Two children decide to find a native kiwi bird and hunt through many natural habitats in search of their elusive target. Along the way they are helped by local animal life to narrow down their search.
So what made me want to add this book to my collection? The detailed illustrations drew me to the book. After flicking through The pictures I had to go back and read the story. Told in rhyme, We’re Off to Find a Kiwi takes children through different parts of New Zealand looking for the shy kiwi.
What I love about this story is the the way is teaches all about the kiwi in a fun way, and even has some facts about the native New Zealand bird at the back. I am sure parents will appreciate how this is subtly woven into an interesting and fun read. The story itself plays to children’s love of adventure, drawing them into Juliette MacIver’s world.
This is a truely lovely book. A great souvenir of my holiday, as well as a book I would recommend for parents who love reading to their children.