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’.