Author(s): Janet Hunt
Wildbase Hospital in Palmerston North is a very special hospital for very special animals, and in this follow-up to the hugely successful How to Mend a Kea, author Janet Hunt focuses on the tales of three kiwi who have been treated there.
The stories are fascinating and touching accounts of their different experiences at Wildbase, and the innovative approaches to their treatment and rehabilitation that were needed to ensure their eventual return to the wild. Linked to the wider issues of kiwi conservation, these tales introduce readers to the challenges and triumphs of caring for New Zealand's unique national icon.
Wonderful photos, a lively text and an engaging design all combine to make this a superb book.
Finalist in the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction in the 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults