A familiar sight in the bush as well as urban areas, the kererū has achieved an iconic status, with images gracing everything from postage stamps to paintings, and is the current winner of New Zealand Bird of the Year.
In Coo-Coo Kererū award-winning author and illustrator Terry Fitzgibbon’s beautiful pictures jump off the page, wrap around the words and breathe life into this extraordinary bird.
An engaging depiction of the kererū and its antics is balanced by informative text giving key facts about this unique bird, its role in Maori legend, habitat, feeding and breeding habits, predator threats and the important role it plays in spreading the seeds of native trees and ensuring the well-being of our native forests.
Coo-Coo Kererū brings this bird alive for young readers, highlighting its distinctive personality and characteristics and is engagingly portrayed in fun verse with crisp facts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Terry Fitzgibbon is an enthusiast for protecting Aotearoa’s wild native species. Terry’s Master’s thesis is on protecting forests and he has worked for both Forest & Bird and the Department of Conservation. He has illustrated more than 20 books – both his own and for other authors – using both traditional and digital mediums. He has exhibited his paintings and photographs in Auckland, Whangarei and New Plymouth.
This is his fourth book with New Holland. He illustrated Gentle Giant Wetapunga and Kārearea and wrote and illustrated Sea Dreamer.
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T&Cs apply. Competition closes 28 February.