After spending twelve fun-filled months with our five little friends in A Canadian Year it’s time to continue our world trip. This time we’re going to explore a destination a bit closer to home in the latest A Kids Year adventure, New Zealand here we come!
In A Kiwi Year (RRP $19.99) we are taken by the hand of tour guides Mason, Charlotte, Oliver, Ruby and Kaia who can’t wait to tell us all about life in New Zealand. Come discover the special traditions, favourite places, typical New Zealand foods, fun celebrations and other unique things that make their home country so amazing.
In Summer Kiwi kids spend time at their bach or crib (a holiday house), they wear their Jandals, eat Hokey Pokey ice cream and celebrate Waitingi Day. They also love exciting activities like tramping and biking in the mountains, black water rafting, bungy jumping and you can even dig your very own hot pool at the beach, there is no time to get bored.
When the weather cools down and the rainy season starts you have to wear your gumboots and take a brolly but don’t worry, there is still plenty to do! How about a tram-trip to Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology, a look-out from the Sky Tower, a dip in in the Hot Springs of Rotorua or a visit to the Orana Wildlife Park? You may spot one of New Zealand’s many native birds (eg. Kiwi, Kakapo, Weka or Takahe) or see beautiful nature like silver ferns or Kowhai trees.
I especially love New Zealand’s December festivities. Kiwis have their own native Christmas tree (a pohutukawa), they sing along to Te Haring, enjoy a Christmas Hangi (a traditional Maori way of cooking) and wish each other a Meri Kirihimete. Merry Christmas everyone!
You can find the A Kids Year series in leading book stores across Australia.
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