Little Unity and Potton & Burton warmly welcome you to celebrate the launch of
MR KIWI HAS AN IMPORTANT JOB
BY HEATHER HUNT
1pm Saturday 28th September
Ellen Melville Centre
2 Freyburg Place
ABOUT THE BOOK
Job sharing is nothing new for kiwi. For millions of years dedicated kiwi parents have worked together to successfully hatch their chicks. Relative to their size, female kiwi produce one of the largest eggs in the world, and, after hatching, they are so exhausted they need to leave and rebuild their strength. This is when the male parent steps in. His important job is to sit on the nest for around 80 days until the chick hatches. With stunning illustrations to match her delightful story, Heather Hunt has produced another classic book about one of our best-loved birds.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Heather is an illustrator and exhibiting artist who has spent her life learning about the world by drawing it. Her characters and the scenes they inhabit emerge out of a research process that involves observing, photographing, reading, writing, conversations and, above all, hundreds of drawings. Heather’s much-loved ‘Backyard Kiwi’ character is the face of one of New Zealand’s most successful kiwi recovery projects and inspired the work for her award-winning picture book, Kiwi, the real story (Storylines Notable Book Award, NZ Post Book Award finalist and winner of the Children’s Choice Award NF, LIANZA award finalist).
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