A beautiful story about how a new baby needs time to hatch and grow, for all young brothers- and sisters-in-waiting.
Will the egg EVER hatch? This is a story for all children eagerly awaiting a new sibling.
'When Baby wakes up,
will she hop and jump?'
'Not yet, Kiwi Iti,
these things take time.'
Helen Taylor's gentle text and exquisitely detailed illustrations show that growing a family takes patience and love, but is oh-so-worth the wait.
Also available in a te reo Maori edition, Pipi Kiwi.
“Kiwi Baby is a treasure of a book...With Helen’s deft hand, the kiwi and his dad become exquisitely alive on the page. Adorable!”
Paula Green, Poetry Box
“This is a beautiful baby sibling story from well-established author Helen Taylor, known for Kakapo Dance and other books featuring New Zealand’s wildlife...there hasn’t been a new sibling story by a Kiwi author in awhile by my reckoning, and a kiwi is a lovely exemplar of a family where the male is the sole nurturer, something that is not very often seen in picture books...this book will quickly become a backlist favourite as the years go by, for kids aged 2–5 who are expecting a little sibling.”
Sarah Forster, The Sapling
“The gentle, simple and repetitive text makes the book suitable for children 2+ and is perfect book to read to young children who are expecting a new sibling. The detailed and exquisite illustrations are an added delight.”
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