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Fifty-five Feathers
by Ben Brown & Helen Taylor

Pukeko is worried about her friend Gecko who seems to be suffering in the cold of winter. So she asks Wise Old Tree for some advice.

"Make him a cloak of 55 feathers," she is told - so Pukeko sets out to help her friend


Every page is a stunning work of art, featuring a montage of images of a different native New Zealand bird - one pukeko and gecko, two kakapo, three kiwi, four kotuku, five takahe, six kea, seven piwakawaka, eight kereru, nine kokako, ten huia - some of which are endangered, and one of which is now extinct

The gecko is also gorgeously rendered throughout, and especially when he is wearing his stunning 55-feather cloak!

A precious book, with a delightful story

A wonderful story, beautifully illustrated by the NZ author and illustrator team

Pukeko goes searching for donations from the other native birds to make a cloak for her friend Gecko. The pattern of feather donations follows a simple sequence that provides the opportunity to explore additive and simple multiplicative number patterns

Includes a section explaining the story of the extinction of the huia

Soft bound
28.5 x 21 cm
30 pages

Good condition

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