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Bob Darroch has been drawing cartoons for most of his life. His work has appeared on toys, jigsaws, souvenirs and postcards and in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He started writing and illustrating his own books for children in 1999. In 2001, the first of the popular Little Kiwi stories was published. Little Kiwi is Scared of the Dark has since been awarded the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved Book. Bob has illustrated books for other authors, including for his wife, Ruth. Bob and Ruth live in Temuka, South Canterbury.

Books by Bob Darroch

Little Kiwi Has a Forest Feast
Little Kiwi, Whose Nest Is Best?
Little Kiwi Counts the Chicks
Little Kiwi Finds Fantail
Little Kiwi and the Noisy Morning
Time for Bed, Little Kiwi
Little Kiwi Flies to the Rescue
Little Kiwi Is Scared of the Dark
Little Kiwi Loses His Mum
Little Kiwi Meets a Monster
Little Kiwi Looks After the Egg
Little Kiwi and the Dinosaur

Awards and Recognition

  • Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a much-loved book
    2015
    Awarded
    Winner of the 2015 Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved Book, for Little Kiwi is Scared of the Dark