Hush: A Kiwi Lullaby (HB)
'Hush, little baby, and go to sleep, Mama's going to give you a woolly sheep...' Regarded by some as the mother of children's publishing in New Zealand, it is fitting that Joy Cowley has penned this warm hearted Kiwi version of a traditional lullaby, with words in both English and te reo Maori. From sheep to kowhai flowers, and from paua shells to silver ferns, this special picture book will be a treasured addition to any home library. Stunningly illustrated by Andrew Burdan with pictures that could easily grace the walls of any art lover's home.
Illustration Finalist In The New Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults 2016
Joy Cowley is a prolific, widely published and much celebrated writer of fiction for adults and children. She began her career writing short stories and novels, followed by children's literature. Joy has written a remarkable range of children's books and stories, often illustrated by renowned artists. In 2005 Joy Cowley was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to children's literature. She lives in the small town of Featherston in the Wairarapa. Andrew Burdan is a self taught Wellington based illustrator who has worked in film, television and print media. Andrew has been illustrating children's educational resources and books for over 10 years, and is a regular contributor to the School Journal. His graphic novel Ngarimu, Te Tohu Toa was the winner of the 2011 LIANZA Te Kura Pounamu Award. A native speaker of Maori, Ngaere Roberts is a former Maori Immersion teacher and one of the principal writers for the draft curriculum for te reo Maori in mainstream schools.