Coney loves the roadworks, but one day as his crew head home their truck hits a pothole.

Coney is thrown from the truck and loses his memory in the fall.

Will he regain his memory and make it back to the roadworks, or will he become a lost cone?

Written by David Minty and illustrated by Greg Parker

$19.95 incl. GST

2 in stock

SKU 9780473511906 Category
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For young readers aged 4 to 8.


WhatBookNext ~ Have you ever wondered what happens to lost road cones? Or how they ended on the top of a flagpole, up a tree or alone on the side of the road? Coney is the book for you. The adventures of a road cone with amnesia takes a young reader (or listener) down roads, flying through the air, selling cold drinks and turkey rustling! It’s only when the road cones work together that they solve their problem – getting back on their truck. Some however, have found other joys in life… I laughed out loud in the reading of this brightly illustrated picture book. It puts a whole new lease of life on the road cone mysteries of New Zealand.

About the Kiwi author

David MintyDavid Minty lives in Auckland with his wife and three boys. He was inspired to create picture books when his first born entered the world. Between  his fatherly duties and a full-time job, David uses his commuting time to work to write and illustrate.

His first book My New Red Car (2019) was published under his publishing imprint Minty Books. It tells a story of two friends who follow a trail of destruction around town as they search for their missing car. ‘Original, witty and really quite disturbing. Dare you not to giggle!’ (Sally Sutton).

David second book What’s In The Box? (2020) also published by Minty Books, is a story about two friends who find a box in a paddock and imagine what could be inside. ‘Second books can be difficult. This deliciously quirky book coming on the heels (or wheels) after My New Red Car proves David understands exactly how children’s minds work and how to make readers of all ages giggle.’ (Janice Marriott).

Additional information

Dimensions24 × 25 cm

Softcover edition



Page count


Published by

Minty Books

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