What's your book about?

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Wonderfully geeky

And beautiful too

My 'If you were a Kowhai' book was purchased today and was described as: 'Brilliant'. (Thank you!) And other reviews have called it, 'Bizaaaahrely beautiful' or 'A love story to love forever'. It's a lovely little gem that I wrote when I was working for The Mind Lab. Back then I was teaching computational thinking and how to use it in the classroom to a bunch of teachers and I thought, why not start at the start? Kids could really use this stuff! So... 

If you were a chip, I'd be your dip. There are SO many fun and quirky ways to tell your kids you love them!

If you were a chip, I'd be your dip. There are SO many fun and quirky ways to tell your kids you love them!

I wrote a rhyming love story for my daughter's third birthday (her middle name is Kowhai) using all kinds of kiwi iconography and then I wove in all of my loves of pattern making, illustration, bad rhymes ('If you were a chip, I'd be your dip' is my favourite 'bad' rhyme from the book) and this little book was born. PLUS the illustrations are designed as a teaching tool for geeky parents who want to do some fun activities with their kids so there is a super geeky 'teaching tools' section at the end which you can ignore if you just want to focus on the hug-ending. 

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The ultimate love story

 

It even ends with a hug

 

It's a bit cute.

It's also really different from my first book, 'I think I saw a Pukeko' (now out of print) but equally funny and memorable.

And that's my story.

You can get it in my shop here.