One Weka Went Walking

A curious weka explores the Chatham Islands, meeting some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds – from the tiny black robin to one of the world’s rarest seabirds.

A stunningly illustrated children’s book led by a weka’s curiosity.

Did you know that a fifth of New Zealand’s rare and endangered bird species are on the Chatham Islands?

This book will endear children to the buff weka, as well as the other local birds living on the Chatham Islands. It will also serve to pique the interest of older readers with surprising facts and true-to-life illustrations.

Written by Kate Preece and illustrated by Pippa Ensor

$24.50 incl. GST

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Description

Review

From NZ Booklovers ~ In this gorgeous picture book by Kate Preece, a cheeky young weka goes for a wander around the Chatham Islands hoping to make new friends and meets eleven precious endangered birds. In the rhyming text she has captured one aspect of each bird’s appearance or behaviour that makes it special e.g. a plump Chathams’ Island pigeon eats its fill of hoho fruit, an assertive tiny black robin puffs out its chest, a mollymawk skims effortlessly over the water with its wide-stretching wings, and the tomtit’s song is repetitive and melodious. Read the full review.

About the Kiwi author and illustrator

Kate Preece is an experienced editor with 14 years in the magazine industry based in Christchurch. One Weka Went Walking is her first book.

Pippa Ensor is a talented illustrator and architect based in Rangiora. One Weka Went Walking is her first book.

Additional information

Dimensions 25 × 25 cm
Format

Hardcover edition

ISBN

9781776890125

Page count

32

Published by

Bateman Books

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