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  • Published: 1 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143520153
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.95

Crazy Kiwi Tops and Tails



Take 14 of New Zealand's best-loved native animals, split them down the middle and what do you get? Nearly 200 crazy Kiwi combos, from rare to wacky. Mix and match for hours of fun.

Take 14 of New Zealand's best-loved native animals, split them down the middle and what do you get? Nearly 200 crazy Kiwi combos, from rare to wacky. Mix and match for hours of fun.

Funny pictures of 'Moretaras', 'tuaporks', 'seawis' and 'ki-lions' are teamed up with similarly mismatched poems: 'My beak has nostrils at the end; it s useful I suppose. But don't you think it's kind of weird to suck food up your nose? If I'm a female, I'm a 'cow', although I never moo; A male's a 'bull', but kids are 'pups'. Does that make sense to you?'

  • Published: 1 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143520153
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.95

About the authors

Sally Sutton

Aucklander Sally Sutton has been writing picture books, children's novels and plays for two decades. Her stories are celebrated for being 'busy with joy, and colour, and words that boing off the page' (The Spinoff) - making reading her stories a magical moment between parent and child. Sally has been awarded several Storylines Notable Book Awards for her work, and in 2009 she and illustrator Brian Lovelock won the Picture Book category of the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for Roadworks. Her 2018 story about a cat's amazing true journey, The Cat from Muzzle (illustrated by Scott Tulloch),was a bestseller.

Read more about Sally at www.sallysutton.co.nz

Dave Gunson

Dave Gunson is an illustrator celebrated especially for his beautiful depictions of New Zealand wildlife. Born in Liverpool, UK, he moved to New Zealand in 1969, and has contributed to the creation of more than two hundred books over the course of his career. He lives and works in Auckland.

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