Five Wee Pūteketeke by Nicola Toki

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From Nicola Toki, Chief Executive of Forest & Bird, comes theofficial children's book about the world-famous pūteketeke, Aotearoa NewZealand's Bird of the Century! One dollar from every book sold goes to Forest& Bird for their conservation efforts.

This charming picture book tells the story of pūteketeke. Previously unknownto most people, it was thrust into the spotlight when it won the ‘Bird of theCentury’ competition held by Forest & Bird in 2023.

Most people expected the kiwi or kākāpo to win but the competition took ona life of its own when US TV host John Oliver campaigned for the pūteketeke towin. He loved them, called them ‘weird puking birds’ and built enormouspuppets to celebrate them. He helped inspire 300,000 people in almost200 countries around the world to vote for his favourite bird!

Pūteketeke are a threatened species found in high country lakes across theSouth Island and they are in trouble, due to predators such as ferrets, whichtake their chicks.

Nicola Toki, Chief Executive of Forest & Bird, has based her story on theclassic rhyme ‘Five Little Ducks’, cleverly weaving in all the key facts andsubtle conservation messages. Combined with gorgeous illustrations by JoPearson, this is a classic to enjoy for years to come.

From Nicola Toki, Chief Executive of Forest & Bird, comes theofficial children's book about the world-famous pūteketeke, Aotearoa NewZealand's Bird of the Century! One dollar from every book sold goes to Forest& Bird for their conservation efforts.

This charming picture book tells the story of pūteketeke. Previously unknownto most people, it was thrust into the spotlight when it won the ‘Bird of theCentury’ competition held by Forest & Bird in 2023.

Most people expected the kiwi or kākāpo to win but the competition took ona life of its own when US TV host John Oliver campaigned for the pūteketeke towin. He loved them, called them ‘weird puking birds’ and built enormouspuppets to celebrate them. He helped inspire 300,000 people in almost200 countries around the world to vote for his favourite bird!

Pūteketeke are a threatened species found in high country lakes across theSouth Island and they are in trouble, due to predators such as ferrets, whichtake their chicks.

Nicola Toki, Chief Executive of Forest & Bird, has based her story on theclassic rhyme ‘Five Little Ducks’, cleverly weaving in all the key facts andsubtle conservation messages. Combined with gorgeous illustrations by JoPearson, this is a classic to enjoy for years to come.

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