Kuwi’s First Egg

Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi, young and confused who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She has never had an egg before…

She has no idea what she is supposed to do with the egg, or what the ‘purpose’ of the egg is.

Follow her feather raising antics in this board book edition of a  funny and heart-warming story for the early learner.

Written and illustrated by Kat Quin

$17.50$19.50 incl. GST

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The first story in the NZ bestselling Kuwi the Kiwi series.

• Available in softcover edition and a board book edition with thick and sturdy matte laminated board pages. (Please choose your option above.)
• Amazing, detailed illustrations overflowing with native gems.
• The Kuwi the Kiwi™ series is a proud supporter of Kiwis for Kiwi Trust, donating 20 cents from each book sale to support kiwi conservation projects in New Zealand. The series has donated in excess of $50,000 to date.


Maria Gill, NZ Author/Reviewer ~ “Find out how Kuwi the Kiwi looks after her newly laid egg. She knits a scarf, sings a waiata and takes it out to play but Egg doesn’t seem too impressed. When the egg begins to crack Kuwi thinks she has not done a very good job – what can she do? Read this delightful imaginary story about a clueless kiwi looking after her egg. Children will enjoy the pictures, as the burrow expands and  new insects make their own little homes around it, and the little kiwi’s expressions are rather gorgeous. A book that will be asked to be read again and again.”

Kat Quin Meet the Kiwi author

Find out more about Waikato author and illustrator Kat Quin on her author page.

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Board book, Softcover edition



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Illustrated Publishing

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