This Little Kiwi Went to Market is a beautiful new version of the classic nursery rhyme, “This Little Piggy Went to Market.” With characters including a Kiwi, Morepork, Kea and Pukeko, this is a tale with a uniquely New Zealand twist. But what makes this even better than the original is the sense of community and cooperation that is displayed amongst the birds as they realise that one of their mates has no food to eat. What can they do to help out?
Renee’s illustrations are bold and clear, greatly enhancing the telling of the story. And the eye-spy aspect, with three classic New Zealand insects to be spotted on each page spread, is an added element sure to help hold the listener’s attention.
This is a fun book that is sure to be popular with young audiences, and would make a fantastic gift for overseas family and friends!
Title: This Little Kiwi Went to the Market
Author: Renee Chin
Illustrator: Renee Chin
Publisher: Hachette New Zealand
Date of Publication: October 2017
Reviewer: Linda Klenner
Position: Library Learning Assistant
School: Summerland Primary School