Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum by Kat Merewether.
Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum by Kat Merewether. Pub. Illustrated Publishing, 2016.
This is a Xmas picture book. A Kiwiana Xmas as Kuwi wants to give gifts to all her forest and seashore friends like seal, kakapo, hoihoi and ruru. Plus she wants her growing chick Huwi to have a good Xmas.
Kumi is inspired by a red ball that falls from the sky and looks exactly like a red nose day nose. She gets it tangled around her body and lodged on her bum.
Put the word bum in a picture book and you have kids attention immediately. Good positive story.
The illustrations are excellent and are filled with kiwiana detail. Kuwi and Huwi’s burrow is the opening scene in strong acrylic like colours. There is a buzzy bee hanging from the ceiling and a couple of new books on the shelf – James and the Giant Kumara and The very Hungry Huhu. Look for other surprises in the illustrations.
Relates well to Kat Merewether’s other books reviewed on this blog.