Kiwi’s Intrepid Journey by Anna Dalzell, Illus. Jane McIntosh
Kiwi’s Intrepid Journey by Anna Dalzell, Illus. Jane McIntosh. Pub. http://www.change.net.nz 2015.
Kiwi sits in his hole thinking how inadequate he is. He cant sing like Korimako or fly fast and strong like kereru or be proud like Pikake.
When Ruru calls a meeting asking the birds to help return a Kauri seedling to it’s sacred place Kiwi is the only one available to do the job.
He travels through New Zealand’s mountains, rivers and forests to restore the seedling and returns as a hero to his bird friends.
A story of self esteem and how our thoughts sometimes affect our actions and feelings about ourselves.
Beautifully illustrated by Culverden artist Jane McIntosh using water colours and pencil drawings. She captures the essence of the birds and the beauty of the NZ landscape and enhances the written script of the author.
Good read-a-loud for juniors and good reading for older more confident readers.