Publication May 2017
Kahu inherits his grandad's battered old guitar and wants to know why he can't have a nice new one. Then his nana tells him about the adventures the guitar's been on all over the world: travelling with bandits in Afghanistan, playing on beaches in Greece and entertaining monkeys in India. Everywhere they went Kahu's grandad and his guitar made people dance and sing. That's when Kahu starts to play ...
Janine McVeagh has written stories for children and adults, but Grandad's Guitar is her first picture book. It is a true story about her late husband, Roger, and her grandson Kahu. Janine lives in Hokianga with her family including Kahu and his mum, Jessie, four brown hens and a small brown dog called Nala.Fifi Colston has illustrated over 30 picture books including David Hill's The Red Poppy. She is also a children's book author and workshop tutor. Fifi is a veteran of the World of Wearable Arts and has worked with the New Zealand film and television industry as a craft presenter, puppet maker and costumer.