Author(s): Kat Merewether
From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi The Kiwi series, Kat Merewether. Following on from the hugely popular Kuwi's First Egg, Kuwi's Huhu Hunt and Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum books.
Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, but everywhere she turns the volume just gets louder. Tap-dancing tomtits, Karate-kicking kokako and other noisy native friends join in the rowdy fun, until Kuwi can't take any more...
The quirky and quintessentially Kiwi illustrations will have both adults and children laughing out loud, with a humorous storyline familiar to parents everywhere. Young readers will be delighted by the fun noises they can make to match each illustration, and as they guess which creature will pop up next. The story also holds a heartwarming and subtle message about being happy with what you have.
Kuwi the Kiwi is trying to enjoy a nice cup of kawakawa tea but everywhere she goes little Huwi and his friends turn up with a crash and a bobble blob blip and a hiiiiii-ya! How long can she take this rowdy crowd? Going by her twitching eye on the cover, not that long!
This is my favourite of Kat Merewether's Kuwi books because all the noises are so fun to read aloud with kids (and it gets better the more you read it!), it has a great twist ending, and really, is there anything better than a bathtub full of farting whio? As always, there are lots of native animals, heaps of fantastic alliteration, and so many hilarious things to spot in the illustrations like Huwi Potter undies and Mr K?marahead.
Similar in theme to Jill Murphy's classic Five Minutes Peace, Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd is a great readaloud for 4 and under.