A mother kiwi lays an egg, it's now father kiwis job to look after it. While he's incubating it, a ranger lays a trap near his burrow; it'll help protect the kiwi and his egg. Soon a cat comes prowling, then a dog with its young girl handler, and lastly a stoat. Each time father kiwi wards them off with the refrain, "It's my egg, and you can't have it!' Is he successful? Read it and find out.
Heather Hunt and Kennedy Warne have successfully paired before with 'The Cuckoo and the Warbler'. Heather Hunt also illustrated 'KIWI: The Real Story'. Heather has her own unique style of illustration; using contrasting colours of black and fluorescent yellows, greens and reds, and spiky outlines on flora and fauna.
A delightful creative non-fiction book about the dangers that a kiwi and his egg face. It also carries the message that dog owners need to keep their dogs on a leash when going for a walk in our forests. Would suit 4-6 year old budding conservationists.
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RRP pb $19.99 hb $29.99