Author(s): Julian Stokoe
Twelve beautiful huia birds play and sing in the forest. But is that a canoe arriving? A rat sniffling? A ship on the horizon? One by one, the huia start to disappear - what will remain? 12 Huia Birds is a captivating celebration of one of our loveliest birds. Through gentle rhyme and colourful imagery it subtly conveys an environmental message - and includes links to a 12 Huia Birds app, educational resources and games. Previously published in hardback in English, this popular book is now back with Maori text in a quality paperback. The Listener called the first edition "a striking reminder of the many ways this beautiful bird was wiped out".