The day is ending and little kiwi and friends that come out at night are waking up and are going about their business. This great little book is filled with wonderful descriptive words and alliterations that help engage the reader and give them a real sense of what happens in the bush at night. The connection to our land and culture is evident within the story by the use of native creatures and its inclusion of Te Reo.
The illustrations are vibrant and aid in the story telling. The children I read this to liked the fact that the night time pictures were darker which gave them a feeling of what it is like in the bush at night.
I would like to thank Room 15 of Trentham School for helping me review this book. Their enjoyment was evident on their smiling faces. They gave this book a 10/10.
Title: Sleep Little Kiwi, Sleep
Author & Illustrator: Deborah Hinde
Publisher: Picture Book Publishing
Date of Publication: 1 July 2020
Ages: pictue book
Do you have warnings for this book? no
Reviewer: Janine Holcroft, Library Manager, Trentham School
How are you recommending this book? Highly recommended
What's the book’s opening sentence? “Tui farewells the day with a song, as the sleepy sun tiptoes away.”
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