Author(s): Helen Taylor
A playful readalong story about New Zealand bird song and movement, from award-winning author and illustrator Helen Taylor.
All the birds in the forest are singing and dancing. All except Kakapo. Kakapo can't coo and glide like Kereru, chirp and twirl like Fantail, hop and chime like Bellbird, or whistle and waddle like Whio. But the other birds are having so much fun that he can't help joining them - in his own Kakapo way . . .Thud, ching, tumble, shuffle, BOOM!
Helen Taylor is an award-winning children's book illustrator and an exhibiting artist with works in private collections around New Zealand and overseas.She has been illustrating books since 1992 and has been twice shortlisted for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards. In 2006, Helen won Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, with A Booming in the Night, a collaboration with writer Ben Brown. Helen has also written and illustrated a number of picture books and in 2015 her picture book Kakapo Dance won a Storylines Notable Picture Book Award.Helen lives in an old yellow house on a red-boned hill in the portside town of Lyttelton.