Tahi: One Lucky Kiwi
This is the true story of the remarkable team effort to save a kiwi that lost its leg. The fictional narrator of the story is a schoolboy who is doing a project on kiwi. This is very much a multi-layered story with the tale of the kiwi running alongside the story of the boy and his attempts to impress his teacher. As well as those stories, great factual detail about kiwi appears in the boy's notebook on every spread. Weta Workshop, the Artificial Limb Centre and Wellington Zoo all joined forces to provide this kiwi with an artifical leg. This is a truly amazing conservation story. WINNER OF NZ POST PICTURE BOOK AWARD 2008.
Melanie works as a potter, painter and writer, from her rural home in Ruby Bay, New Zealand. She has had 19 children's books published. She lives with a blended family of four girls, her husband Jeremy, and numerous pets. Ali Teo lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand. She has illustrated four children's books as well as numerous stories for the School Journal. Her partner John O'Reilly also worked with her on Kiss Kiss Yuck Yuck.