Book Review: Where’s Kiwi? Around the World, illustrated and written by Myles Lawford

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There are more than 800 things to spot in this “story”. Kiwi has itchy feet wanting adventure and places to see. This is the second book that I have had the pleasure of reviewing by Myles Lawford.

Kiwi in this story is taking off in a worldwide adventure, starting in Australia and ending in a Pacific Island. This is an interactive story with the reader being asked to find Kiwi and his mates in each illustration; Sporty Sheep, Gumboot Guy, Wacky Wizard and Tricky Tuatara.

Each double page covering each country visited is full of surprises with the 4 ½ year old in our family finding each character in record time.

I love books like this as it is an opportunity for me as a Grandma to work with a grandchild finding the characters. This is a lovely book and would make a wonderful addition to the Christmas wish list of any child.

Reviewed by Christine Frayling

Where’s Kiwi? Around the World
illustrated and written by Myles Lawford
Published by Scholastic NZ
ISBN 9781775433415

Book Review: Where’s Kiwi?, illustrated by Myles Lawford

Available in bookstores nationwide.cv_where_kiwi

There are more than 800 things to spot in this book. Kiwi has itchy feet, wanting adventure and sights to see. There are waves to surf, rivers to raft, cities to explore and mountains to climb. No mountain is too high and no river too wide for our kiwi. He’s fearless and unstoppable.

This story sees our hero touring the country, from the sub-tropical north to the icy south. This is an interactive Where’s Wally-style story, with the reader being asked to find Kiwi and his mates in each illustration, with themes like Sporty the Sheep, Gumboot Guy, Wacky Wizard and Tricky Tuatara.

Each double page from Surfs Up and the Big Smoke, to Deep Freeze and many more, has detailed illustrations, depicting scenes throughout New Zealand – each one full of surprises. To find Sporty, Gumboot, Wacky and Tricky is not as easy as I first thought. I was amazed just how quickly my 3-year-old granddaughter found each character – she was quicker than me!

This is a really lovely book and with Christmas looming this would make a wonderful addition to the gift-giving list.

Reviewed by Christine Frayling

Where’s Kiwi?
Illustrated by Myles Lawford
Published by Scholastic NZ
ISBN 9781775432883