How to Mend a Kea

+ other fabulous fix-it tales from Wildbase Hospital

Janet Hunt

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Soft cover


The ultimate children’s book about New Zealand’s wild creatures

The little kaka that lost its way; the kereru with the broken wing; the tuatara that went floppy; the whio that couldn’t fly, the kea with the broken foot . . .

All these stories and more from Wildbase, the remarkable New Zealand native animal veterinary hospital, told by expert natural history writer Janet Hunt.

This is the perfect book for everyone who cares about our wild creatures and wants to know more about how they are helped when they are ill or injured. Children, parents and teachers will be entranced and inspired by the stories of how skilled vets can cure our endangered species.

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‘Near flawless’ — The Sapling, Best Books of 2017

‘I’d recommend this wonderful book for kids and adults to share from age 7 up ... it is a fascinating read for all future eco-warriors.’ — Sarah Forster, Booksellers NZ

  • CATEGORY: Children and young adults, Natural history and environment
  • ISBN: 9780994140715
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 09/10/2017
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Janet Hunt is one of New Zealand’s best known natural history writers, for adults and children.