Kuwi’s First Egg by Kat Merewether.
Kuwi is having her first egg. She is eating gherkins and chocolate, she cannot get comfortable and when it arrives she doesn’t quite know what to do.
She wonders if it is cold, if it is hungry, if it likes music and she even takes it for a walk and a swim. Then it starts to crack and she thinks she is a failure. As the egg opens the word Mama makes it all worth while.
Simple text well placed on each page make it a great read-a-loud for juniors with a big ahhh at the end.
The illustrations deliver more and will bring a knowing smile to adult faces. Each room of Kuwi’s Hole sweet Hole is shown with the life of spiders worms and lizards around the hole going on in various ways.
The rooms reflect kiwiana, a book shelf with Lord of the Wetas and the Lovely Beaks, a Huhu grub reading Huhu Potter, a Van Gogh like self portrait, a Tiki evolving into a kiwi and the coup de grace, ducks on the wall.
Check it out for yourself, its a winner for the home and the school.