When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary suspects that they have ended up down the back of the chair so Dad begins to search. But what an odd assortments of objects are living down the back of the chair! This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun a... read more
Oscar finds that having his father away a lot can be tough and he gets upset and angry, but with the help of others he learns that his father is really very special.
This heart-warming story was created in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Force and addresses the ofte... read more
NZ Picture Books
|Awards:||Finalist for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2011 Finalist in 2011 New Zeland Post Children's Book Awards * 50 Best Children's Books of 2010 (across all ages)|
Everybody tells her how dogs should be, but this girl knows better. This is a delightfully warm story about a little girl and her unruly, loveable best friend.
Mrs Wishy-Washy is at it again, rubbing and scrubbing all the animals on the farm. But this time they are not standing for it. Duck, cow and pig run away to the big city - but they get lost. Maybe Mrs Wishy-Washy and her farm aren't so bad after all.
Tere the Tui and Taitu the Takahe are two very different sorts of birds: one loves to flit and twirl about in the sky, while the other prefers to rustle around in the undergrowth.
Tu Meke Tui! is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it's our differences which make us truly special.
NZ Picture Books
|Awards:||Finalist: New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015|
In this picture book, as Dad tucks his daughter into bed, he tells her fantastically imaginative stories about the keys on his key ring and what they unlock - from a zippenburger that takes him to work, to a rocket to collect space noodles, a treasure box in the jungle, a chocolate biscu... read more
PUBLICATION DECEMBER 2014
The cows and sheep think Farmer McPhee should stop frowning and start frisking. But Farmer McPhee just wants to get some sleep! Then one moonlit night, something changes...A collaboration between our best loved writer for children, Margaret Mahy, and the wonderfu... read more
PUBLICATION MAY 2015
NZ birds galore in this new counting book! Young children will love spotting familiar birds in this fun text from Dave Gunson. From `One noisy seagull, asking to be fed' to `Thirteen sleepy moreporks, slowly waking in the trees', the birds are just asking to be counted. There is al... read more
Everyone knows real wolves go Grrrrr and HOWL at the moon ARR-ARR-ARR-ARR-OOOOOOOO! So what is this violin-playing, salad-munching fellow supposed to be?
PUBLICATION JUNE 2017
"We're off to find a kiwi! We mustn't make a noise. The kiwi bird, I'm sure you've heard, is shy of girls and boys."
Juliette MacIver and Kate Wilkinson join forces in a charming rhyming story about Louie and his big sister who set off to find a kiwi. Along the ... read more
Up. Down. Dig. Play. Meerkat Mum leads the way. Snuggle up, little pup, Join them in a meerkat day!
PUBLICATION APRIL 2017
"Is your dad prickly? Does he snore? Is he tickly? Does he roar? Could he be a DINOSAUR?" Award-winning author/illustrator Ruth Paul explores all kinds of dinosaur dads in this simple text that children will soon be able to delight in reading for themselves.
PUBLICATION JULY 2013