Title: There’s a Moa in the Moonlight
He Moa kei rō Atarau
Author: Dawn McMillan
Illustrator: Nikki Slade Robinson
Māori text: Ngaere Roberts
Specs: 270 x 210 mm portrait, HB, 32 pp, colour
Publishing: 2 November 2021
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There’s a Moa in the Moonlight.
He’s in our garden plot.
He’s munching all our melons.
He likes the seeds a lot.
Moa and friends are invading the garden — Huia is hanging out in the hibiscus, Wren is darting around and Adzebill is hunting lizards!
What will Mum say when she sees all these animals in her garden?
An effortless combination of rhyming text and funky illustrations extends Dawn McMillan’s nature-story series to bring our extinct animals back to life. Featuring a spread of animal facts at the back.