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The Indigo Bird

The Indigo Bird
 

Fantail is looking for Takahe, but where can he be? Is he playing with Weka in the snow or splashing in the puddles with Pukeko? Perhaps he's hiding in plain sight!

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ISBN 9780143773474
Barcode 9780143773474
Published 5 February 2019 by Penguin
Format Board Book
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Author(s) By Taylor, Helen
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ISBN-13 9780143773474
ISBN-10 014377347X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 5 February 2019
International Release Date 1 November 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Board Book
Author(s) By Taylor, Helen
Category Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 28
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 188mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 328g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 955825

Description of this Book

Help Fantail find Takahe in this look-and-find story about a rare New Zealand bird once thought extinct, but miraculously rediscovered.Fantail is looking for Takahe but where can he be?Is he playing with Weka in the snow, or maybe dancing with Kakapo in the glow of the moon?Perhaps he is splashing through puddles with long-legged Pukeko?Look VERY carefully at all the illustrations - could Takahe have been here all along?From award-winning author and illustrator Helen Taylor comes this exquisite look-and-find story inspired by the incredible true history of New Zealand's flightless and indigo-feathered takahe. Once thought to be extinct, it was rediscovered in 1948 in the Murchison Mountains of Fiordland - the takahe showing just how good at hiding it is!This durable board book format is perfect for little hands and reading aloud together.

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Author's Bio

Helen Taylor is an award-winning children's book illustrator and an exhibiting artist with works in private collections around New Zealand and overseas. She has been illustrating books since 1992 and has been twice shortlisted for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards. In 2006, Helen won Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, with A Booming in the Night, a collaboration with writer Ben Brown. Helen has also written and illustrated a number of picture books and in 2015 her book Kakapo Dance won a Storylines Notable Picture Book Award. Helen lives in an old yellow house on a red-boned hill in the portside town of Lyttelton.

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