Across pages as bright and boldly coloured as the little Kiwicorn’s horn, this book celebrates all that small children are and can be: polite and peaceful, gentle and good-hearted, big dreamers, independent and individual. The left hand of each spread poses a question, to which the answer given on the right hand is always ‘I am’. Just to underscore this and remove any shadow of doubt, the final spread presents us with a mirror, so that young readers can actually see themselves in the pages. The Kiwicorn is a very appealing little character and this is a fun, positive read.
A Piece of Passion from Anna Wilkinson, MD at Award Publications; ‘Kiwicorn is a gorgeous, fun picture book. But it’s also a useful, timely tool to help parents and teachers discuss very topical and important issues about diversity and self-confidence that affect all young people. We’re proud to be supporting this title and the values it aims to promote.’
A message from the author & illustrator, Kat Merewether : ‘Kiwicorn was inspired by my three daughters and my search for an empowering, yet simple, storybook for them. I decided to create a character and story for young children that encourages self-acceptance, opens up a dialogue about equality and diversity, and celebrates our differences, all in a cute and accessible package. What better way than with a strange and rare kiwi bird mixed with a mystical swirl of unicorn?’
A Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning, independent children’s publisher has joined forces with talented New Zealand author and illustrator, Kat Merewether, to release her adorable picture book Kiwicorn. Each book sold will generate a donation to the charity ‘Kiwis for kiwis’ to help prevent the extinction of the iconic kiwi
Kiwicorn delivers an important, timely message to teach young readers about acceptance, diversity and selfesteem. A recent NSPCC study found that in the last year, almost 35,000 children had been referred to specialist services for mental health related issues – with more than half of these referrals being primary school aged children. Just as children learn to count, they also need to learn to care – about themselves and others – and through the cute and often zany illustrations, Kiwicorn encourages children to understand that different is good, and that uniqueness is something to be embraced and celebrated.
|Publication date:||23rd August 2018|
|Publisher:||Award Publications Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
Kat Merewether’s series of awardwinning books about Kuwi the kiwi have earned her a loyal and popular following. A New Zealander, Kat is an ambassador for ‘Kiwis for kiwis’, which supports New Zealanders to support native kiwi conservation projects New Zealand wide. Kat travels around the country working with children, talking about illustration and writing and spreading the conservation message for New Zealand’s national bird. Follow Kat on Instagram.More About Kat Merewether