Ruru and Kiwi invite you to their midnight forest feast, in this delightful twist on the tale of the Owl and the Pussycat, with enchanting illustrations by the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award 2019.
The delightful rhyming story of Ruru and Kiwi, who host a midnight forest party for their friends, with award-winning illustrations.
The Ruru and Kiwi went into the bush,
wrapped snug in night’s velvety black.
They took some runny manuka honey
tied up in a flax-woven sack.
Drawing on a cast of nocturnal New Zealand creatures, with award-winning illustrations by Amy Haarhoff, Clare Scott's story imagines Edward Lear's famous nonsense poem taking place in a moonlit forest in Aotearoa.
“beautifully presented Kiwiana . . . Perfect for a bedtime story and to nurture the love of reading and stories with your little ones.”
Sue's Reviews, Wairarapa Times-Age
“As well as the story what makes this book special are the beautiful illustrations of the nocturnal creatures as they arrive one by one for the midnight feast in the bush...I think that children 3 years and up would really enjoy this book. They will soon want to join in the rhymes.”
Lyn Potter, Grownups.co.nz
“...it’s a really fun read that will bring a smile to your kids' faces.”
Sarah Forster, The Sapling
“The fun rhyming text alongside the magical illustrations ... will delight and begs for repeat readings. At the back of the book is a fact sheet about night-time creatures of the bush. For readers 2+.”
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