Operation Nest Egg Chick
A Kiwi Story
Follow the story of a kiwi chick laid in the wild but raised by a Kiwi Centre. Will it survive the predators? What programme is helping it? And why is the kiwi so important? A creative non-fiction story written and illustrated by best-selling author Maria Gill and award winning illustrator Bruce Potter.
The book educates children about what is being done to save kiwi, as well as entertaining them with a heartrending tale. It explains the Operation Nest Egg programme, as well as giving suggestions what you can do to help.
Available as a printed book and an e-book. On the e-book, listen to the audios and videos, press the drop-down fact boxes and photographs, play the game and draw a kiwi. The first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
Author Maria Gill writes children’s non-fiction books specialising in environmental books. She has written over 40 books for children and adults. When she’s not writing she helps release kiwi chicks on Motuora Island from September through to March every year.
Illustrator Bruce Potter has illustrated over 100 children’s books including Joy Cowley’s book ‘Manukura: The little white kiwi’.
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Anne Whalley in Magpies magazine said: “Operation Nest Egg Chick is a perfect balance of picture book and nonfiction. The narrative reads aloud well, introducing young readers to the life of young kiwi and the dangers they face… Bruce Potter’s illustrations are well crafted and add atmosphere to the ‘story’. Highly recommended.”
This was the last book in today’s list that I read, so you’d think I wouldn’t learn any more from it, but goodness, there’s a lot of excellent detail here! Each page continues the main narrative in large, clean, four-line blocks of text, and Bruce Potter’s illustrations – in an engaging realism-caricature mash-up style – are overlaid with an excellent range of text boxes, maps and diagrams, with much more information for curious children and adults. Read more … (Thalia, The Sapling)