New Zealand birds have such an amazing variety of sounds and movements! Dance and sing along with Kakapo and his friends in this read-aloud story about birdsong.
A playful readalong story about New Zealand bird song and movement, from award-winning author and illustrator Helen Taylor.
All the birds in the forest are singing and dancing. All except Kakapo.
coo and glide like Kereru,
chirp and twirl like Fantail,
hop and chime like Bellbird, or
whistle and waddle like Whio.
But the other birds are having so much fun that he can’t help joining them –
in his own Kakapo way . . .
Thud, ching, tumble, shuffle, BOOM!
“Who knew so many interesting sounds and quirky movements could describe our beautiful New Zealand birds?”
Viv Walker, Northern Advocate
“The words of Kakapo Dance teach more about the different birds, describing their sounds and movements in simple wording that is fun for kids to chant out. More than that, this picture book has a lovely message that everyone is different, and that being different is a good thing! Suitable for ages 2-5.”
JJ McConnachie, NZ Booklovers
“Full to the feathers with wonderful New Zealand birds, Kakapo Dance is a celebration of all things kiwi . . . The illustrations are spectacular and each native bird has a chance to be the centre of attention, although quite rightly, Kakapo ultimately steals the show. A beautiful New Zealand picture book.”
Lucy Barker, Good Reads
“With a dance-inducing rhythm, Kakapo Dance [offers] a fun selection of words to describe the dance and song of our native birds.”
Anushka Perinpanayagam, The Sapling
Storylines Notable Picture Book Award
Awarded • 2015 • A Storylines Notable Picture Book