NZ writer & Illustrator Bob Darroch Little Kiwi - Whose Nest is Best? Puffin 2016 $18.99pb 24pp ISBN 978 0 1435 0702 4 Themes: Bedtime/ Families/ Series/ Sleep
Desperate for sleep, Little Kiwi cannot stand the noise and activity in his own familiar nest any longer so goes off into the nighttime forest to find a better nest. Alas, there is something wrong with ALL of them – the nests of Kaka, Morepork, Blue Duck, Kea and Fantail are either too hot or too cold, too damp or too tiny, too busy or too quiet. So at last the inevitable happens and as most children will have guessed by the second to last page, Little Kiwi decides that whatever its disadvantages it is nearly always true that your own nest is the best nest.
Bob Darroch, who lives in Temuka, South Canterbury has been delighting children with Little Kiwi’s adventures for fifteen years now and in 2015 he was awarded the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much Loved Book. This was Little Kiwi is Afraid of the Dark
Preschool up – Age 3 up