Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum

With the faint jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky.

It is a shimmering red ball. Kuwi knows exactly what it is. A very shiny bum. She decides to make gifts, so her friends can feel as blessed as she does.

A hula hoop for Herb the hippy hoiho. Tasteful trimmings for Tash the tuft-less tui. A moustache for Morris the meek morepork… but wait, no ‘thank yous’?

The board book edition of a humorous and lighthearted story to guide children from a young age to look for small ways to be generous and caring of others, in a time of year that can often be all about the ‘presents’. A book to instill an attitude of generosity and giving, appreciation and thankfulness.

Written and illustrated by Kat Quin

$17.50$19.50 incl. GST

Capped rates on P&P until 18 December 2023. A5 packs $5.20 urban, $11.80 rural delivery. A4, foolscap and A3 packs all capped at $8 urban and $15 rural delivery.
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While not strictly a Christmas book, its sentiments echo that of the generous season.

• Available in a 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 forth in a series that is fast becoming a New Zealand classic.
• 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 $15000 to date.

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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