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Baba Didi and  the Godwits Fly

Baba Didi and the Godwits Fly


A charmingly told story of the godwit’s epic migration, touching on waves of human migration on the way.


This is an illustrated story for children aimed at children aged 5-9. The godwits are an iconic bird species with a long bill migrate each year from New Zealand/Aotearoa through East Asia and the Pacific to the Alaskan Arctic regions. A girl and her grandmother are on a beach watching the godwits feeding and the story of the godwit’s epic migration is charmingly told, touching on waves of human migration on the way – of the Maori to Aotearoa as well as the grandmother’s own (Baba Didi is a migrant from Croatia).The book has a foreword by Helen Clark, the former NZ prime minister who is now head of the UN Development Programme.

Page Count: 
20 x 27cm
UK Publication Date: 
Saturday, 31 August, 2013
Publication Date:
Saturday, 31 August 2013

This book works beautifully for lap reading (as my [6 yr old] co-reviewer proved by asking for it three nights in a row). But it would also be an amazing book to use in the classroom [...] Pick up a copy of this charming book and enjoy.
Philly Parenting, newsworks.org

Philly Parenting

A delightful parable, in which the wise old grandmother teaches her precocious grandchild important life lessons about awareness, compassion, and courage, Baba Didi and the Godwits Fly is highly recommended.

Midwest Book Review

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