It's My Egg (and you can't have it!)
by Heather Hunt and Kennedy Warne
Meet local illustrator Heather Hunt who has teamed up with writer Kennedy Warne to produce a new children’s picture book, a true New Zealand action story about a devoted kiwi father who battles to protect himself and his egg from dogs, cats and stoats. This book highlights the importance of recovery programmes for our native wildlife.
Bring a hard boiled egg and make it uniquely your own.
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Please note: All children attending this event must be accompanied by an adult.
Heather is an illustrator and exhibiting artist who has spent her life learning about the world by drawing it. Her characters and the scenes they inhabit emerge out of a research process that involves observing, photographing, reading, writing, conversations and, above all, hundreds of drawings. Heather's much-loved `Backyard Kiwi' character is the face of one of New Zealand's most successful kiwi recovery projects and inspired the work for the award-winning picture book, KIWI, The Real Story, written by Annmarie Florian.
Heather has prviously worked with Kennedy Warne on another children's book The Cuckoo and the Warbler, which has a Storylines Notable Book Award and was a finalist in the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Kennedy co-founded New Zealand Geographic magazine in 1988 and served as editor for 15 years. He now writes for the magazine and for National Geographic, and gives a fortnightly report on the outdoors and the environment on Radio New Zealand's award-winning Nine to Noon programme with Kathryn Ryan. He has written books on the world's threatened mangrove forests, the Tūhoe iwi of Te Urewera, New Zealand's State Highway 1 and collaborated with Heather Hunt on The Cuckoo and the Warbler.