The Kiwi Kids ABC
Age: 2 – 5 years
Published: June 2011, by Harper Collins NZ Ltd
Theme: Educational, Multicultural
Synopsis: H, is for Haka
I, is for Icecream
J, is for Jandals
K, is for kiwi, kea and kakapo
L, is for Lamb
M, is for mudpools
Why I Like this: An ABC that’s real kiwi. Kiwi words, and kiwi illustrations by a young New Zealand author, this is her first book as an author and illustrator. She also illustrated Beach Bag Boogie also published by Harper Collins.
A fun way to learn the alphabet and language as well as learning a little of the culture, one would buy this for overseas friends and family. A great gift for young ones who are soon to travel to the lovely island downunder. Rebekah’s illustrations are big and bold and give lots of detail often showing activities within.
Resources/Findings: While I had to really scour the net to find out much about Rebekah and this book. What I did find interesting was that she started out and is a conceptual artist at Weta Worskhop here in Wellington, NZ and now lives in New York. Has worked closely with Director Peter Jackson of “Lord of the Rings” Fame. Is a known artist and built up a portfolio of designs on children’s and other TV shows such as… Gulliver’s Travels, The lovely Bones, The Wotwots, and Tintin to name a few.
For more books with resources please visit author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Picture Perfect Book.
(I thought I would sneak in a second book review since I was on a roll with the Kiwi theme)