Book Description

Pip the takahē bird is lost in the forest and searches for a place to sleep, finally finding his mother and home.

Pip the takahē bird is lost in the forest and searches for a place to sleep, but the other animals’ sleeping spots are wrong for him. In this wonderful bedtime story, children will journey through the New Zealand forest and see where the various New Zealand animal species rest, learning lots of adjectives along the way. Children will identify with Pip’s fear of being lost and alone and with the comfort of finding home and family in this vibrantly and gorgeously illustrated book.

  • Children will identify with the fear of being lost or separated from loved ones and seeking home and comfort.
  • Teaches children about the New Zealand animal species and adjectives such as tall, small, high, dark, etc.
  • Bold and vibrant textured illustrations with appealing animal characters.

The Author

David Rei Miller is an environmental engineer of NgātiTūwharetoa, NgātiKahungunu, and New Zealand European descent. He has had a short story published in the Massey University magazine Craccum and received Highly Commended for his poem Kaupokonui in the Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards. He has been lost in the same swamp on two separate occasions.

The Illustrator

Haden Clendinning grew up in Durban, South Africa, and has since lived in both New Zealand and Australia. He has a love of both African and Australasian wildlife.

Age Range: 5-8

Hardback: $24.99 978-1-76036-173-0

Paperback: $15.99 978-1-76036-206-5

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Jungle Animals

World rights available, except for Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the US.

Book Details
David Rei Miller
Haden Clendinning
23.0 cm in H · 23.0 cm in W · 36 pages
Release Date:
5th April 2024
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