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UPDATE: The competition has now ended.
Kiwi: the real story made it onto the Listener’s 50 Best Children’s Books of 2012 list, and it’s not hard to see why. The combination of verse, factual text and beautifully luminous pictures, offers a spellbinding glimpse into the secret night-world of our amazing iconic kiwi bird.
Kiwi: the real story would be an amazing Christmas present for any lucky kiwi kid and, thanks to New Holland Publishers, we’ve got three copies to give away here on the Conservation Blog.
nosy parker, mud-larker, dashing darter
eavesdropper, clodhopper, show-stopper!”
“These feisty birds have a life and spirit of their own and Kiwi: the real story will be the book to inspire your children to love and protect kiwi long into their lifetimes, ensuring that they will still be in the ‘backyards’ of our grandchildren in years to come.”
To be in to win a copy, leave a comment on this post before 12 noon, Thursday 20 December 2012, telling us why you want the book. Three winners will be selected at random and contacted by email.
The giveaway is open to everyone, except employees of the Department of Conservation, New Holland Publishers, and their immediate families; however, we can only ship to New Zealand addresses.
Kiwi: the real story is valued at $29.99 and will be available from good bookstores nationwide.
The giveaway is now closed. The lucky winner is Margaret Brown from Wainuiomata. Thanks for your comments everyone.
Skraaaaarrrk! Sirocco: The Rock-Star Kakapo book will be launched on Friday and, thanks to Random House NZ, I’ve got a copy to give away.
“Aimed at children, but equally appealing to adults, Sirocco: The Rock-Star Kakapo by Sarah Ell, tells the story of the remarkable parrot who has become a worldwide sensation.”
Did you read that? I’m a remarkable parrot! I’m a worldwide sensation! Boom! Truthfully, we already knew that though, didn’t we?
“Following his journey from sick chick to conservation superstar, the book also features more specific information about kakapo and the recovery programme.”
I’ve always said, “No kakapo is an island”. It’s nice to know that my kakapo mates, and the recovery programme, get a shout out in my story.
“With royalties from the book going to Kakapo Recovery, readers can enjoy Sirocco’s story whilst also knowing they are playing their part to aid his species’ recovery.”
So, even if you don’t win a copy, you should probably buy one. Kakapo Recovery, and your coffee table, will thank you for it.
To be in to win a copy of Sirocco: The Rock-Star Kakapo, leave a comment on this post before 12 noon, Thursday 6 September 2012, telling me why you want the book. A winner will be selected at random and contacted by email.
The giveaway is open to everyone, except employees of the Department of Conservation, Random House New Zealand, and their immediate families.
Sirocco: The Rock-Star Kakapo is valued at $24.99 and will be available from all good bookstores nationwide.