My Little Book of Bugs

A beautiful board book for New Zealand babies and their whanau, featuring amazing photos of bugs in the Te Papa collection.

In both English and te reo Maori, it is a perfect gift for any baby and will be well treasured.



$20.00 incl. GST

3 in stock (can be backordered)

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For ages 0 to 5


Winner: Notable Non-Fiction Book, Storylines Notable Book Awards 2021.
Finalist: Best Illustrated Children’s Book, 2021 PANZ Book Design Awards. Judges’ comments: “A simple, clear, informational design incorporating bold colours that makes for a great educational book for young readers. This book proves that good design can elevate the simplest book into a wonderful, tactile reading experience. Highly detailed photography gets readers up close to the various bugs; it’s great for wonder and discussion.”


Trevor Agnew, The Source ~ “A fascinating wee book, especially for those young readers who enjoy picking up stones to see what’s underneath.”

The School Library (ReadNZ) ~ “This bilingual, charming and informative little book is lovely to hold, as well as to read.”

NZ Poetry Box ~ “What a treat of a bug book…The bugs in the little book can be found in Te Papa’s collection, but this book is a fabulous way to get discovering when you can’t manage a museum visit.”

Kiwi creators

Edited by Julia Kasper and Phil Sirvid, photographs by Jean-Claude Stahl, translations by Stephanie Tibble

Additional information

Dimensions16 × 16 × 2 cm

Board book



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Published by

Te Papa Press


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