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  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143773214
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $18.99

Little Kiwi the Cool Mama


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Little Kiwi thinks that parents have an easy time of it — until, in an emergency egg-sitting situation, he gets to find out the reality for himself!

Is raising baby birds easy? Little Kiwi will find out in this humorous addition to the bestselling series by Bob Darroch.


Little Kiwi doesn't like doing chores. Why should kids do all the work, while parents take it easy?

But when a big storm blows through the forest, Little Kiwi finds himself in charge of some lost eggs. He is about to discover that a parent's work is much harder than he thought . . .

And what's this funny little bird with a shield instead of feathers?


Little Kiwi, the Cool Mama is an all new amusing story in the longstanding and bestselling Little Kiwi series by Bob Darroch.

  • Pub date: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143773214
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Author

Bob Darroch

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.

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Praise for Little Kiwi the Cool Mama

“Few picture books caused as much excitement in our house as the arrival of the latest installment in the life of Bob Darroch's 'Little Kiwi'...Gentle and amusing, it's easy to see why the series continues to be so successful and enduring.”

Dionne Christian and Zoe Gadd, Weekend Herald

“Another fabulous story from the Little Kiwi series. This is a great book to promote discussion about how much our parents do for us and how we might be able to help them at home. It was the perfect read as a build-up to Mother's Day and our appreciation letters for our mums.”

Leanne Nathan, Associate Principal Clendon Park School, School Library Review, New Zealand Book Council


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