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Kuwi the Kiwi Books

Brief history of Kuwi the Kiwi from Kat Merewether:

I first came up with the idea behind Kuwi’s First Egg when I was surviving through the perils of life with a newborn. I felt a little like we were learning to be parents through trial and error! I made mistakes, had to ask for help, and learned so much. Kuwi is me, and any parent who feels a little like they were thrown in the deep end when they became a parent.

I had 2 year old Willow and was pregnant with my third daughter Florence, when I actually put pen to paper to write and storyboard the book. I had been reading very basic and un-stimulating books to Willow, aimed at her age group. I wanted to write something I could read to a child of that age, that they would enjoy as much as the parent reading it.

In my research, I discovered that the male kiwi typically cares for the kiwi egg. I thought that was quite interesting, and so the character Kuwi, being female, turns that idea on its head. She is a confused first-time mother Kiwi, who has found herself alone with her new egg. The kiwi population is so fragile, I imagine kiwi often lose their partners to predators. And what would happen if a pregnant kiwi lost her mate?

I added very basic Te Reo Māori words into the story, to introduce children to a little Te Reo at a young age. The story is simply written to suit the 1-5 year age group, but it has a broader appeal due to it’s sense of humour and subtle iconic New Zealand feel.

Kuwi the Kiwi Books
Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd

All Kuwi the Kiwi wants is to sit down with a quiet cup of tea. But wherever she goes, someone turns..

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