Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Tuesday 16th April 2024 - 19:45:28

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  

I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids - Junior > Dreams of a Moa review

« OPPO Find N2 Flip foldable reviewOPPO Find N2 Flip foldableDusty the Digger - Nee Naw and Friends reviewDusty the Digger - Nee Naw and Friends »

Score: 9.0/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 9097 - Dreams of a Moa
Written by Carly Waddleton

Dreams of a Moa
Price:
$25.00
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Little Love

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been provided to KIWIreviews by Little Love or their agents for the sole purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was requested, offered nor accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
May 2023

Dreams of a Moa product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsHave you ever wondered what it would be like to sail the Pacific, ballet dance in Paris, or stroll on the moon? In this quirky tale, readers will meet a young moa with big dreams. The story is full of laughter, energy, and a few surprises. It is firmly anchored in Aotearoa New Zealand; Megan Salole's illustrations celebrate indigenous flora and fauna.

Dreams of a Moa Is about encouraging everyone to persevere even when there are challenges to be faced. Moa had no wings so could not fly, but this did not stop them from aiming for success. The little boy in the story, who faces his own physical handicap, is inspired by their can-do attitude; he will undoubtedly go on to achieve his own dreams too.

Check out Little Love onlineClick here to see all the listings for Little Love Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel They do not have a TikTok channel



Tags:
bird   carly waddleton   challenge   dream   dreams of a moa   extinct   flightless   little love   mary egan publishing   megan salole   moa   nzmade
Other listings you may be interested in:
Mr BluenoseMr Bluenose
Rating: 9.0
Build-A-WordBuild-A-Word
Rating: 9.5
Animorphs - 2 - The VisitorAnimorphs - 2 - The Visitor
Rating: 9.8
Lulu and the Dog from the SeaLulu and the Dog from the Sea
Rating: 7.8
Bullet BoysBullet Boys
Rating: 7.0
The Accidental ApprenticeThe Accidental Apprentice
Rating: 1.8
King of the ZooKing of the Zoo
Rating: 9.8
My New Zealand Story - Harbour BridgeMy New Zealand Story - Harbour Bridge
Rating: 10.0
The New Zealand Twelve Days of ChristmasThe New Zealand Twelve Days of Christmas
Rating: 10.0
The Journey: How I Cheated Death And Cured My Diabetes In 21 DaysThe Journey: How I Cheated Death And Cured My Diabetes In 21 Days
Rating: 8.0
Coming HomeComing Home
Rating: 10.0
IceIce
Rating: 9.3
Trevor the Daring DuckTrevor the Daring Duck
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 18th of June, 2023

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.0/10
Age Appropriate:
Score 7 out of 10
Story:
Score 10 out of 10
Illustrations:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

When we first read this book, we fell in love with it. The artwork is amazing, the story is imaginative and compelling, and the hard cover format makes it a book to treasure. On the surface, this was a book that could take pride of place on any child's bookcase. The details in some of the graphics are nothing short of inspired: place names on the travel stickers on the suitcase are accurate (even down to the macrons!), and the nail varnish being applied to claws as the moa prepare to dress up are hilarious.

As if the story itself were not entertaining enough, the book concludes with background information on these special birds. We did not know that there were nine different species of moa, the tallest of which could grow to 3.6 metres and the smallest to a size no bigger than a turkey. I had always thought that moa were huge; it was an eyeopener to discover that there were little ones as well. We also discovered that moa had no predators apart from the giant eagle, and that they were found throughout Aotearoa New Zealand whereas I had always thought that they were found only in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island).

The story offers various explanations for the reason moa became extinct. They shot off into space and the rocket exploded; they went to France to become dancers but fell through the stage; some of them thought they were too tall so tried to reduce themselves in a big machine, but instead emerged as kiwi. All of these fanciful ideas made us smile - after all, the story is about following your dreams so who is to say this did not really happen?

Once the adults had finished reading the story, we thought it was time to share it with the children. And here we met an unexpected response. All was well until we reached the page with the pirates cooking moa for dinner. Up until then the children had been thoroughly enjoying the cute moa exploits. Suddenly reality hit and Mr Four burst into tears, followed by Miss Five. They did not want the pirates to eat the moa! Even though they did know that this was the real reason for the demise of the moa, they somehow had not equated it with the sweet little creatures in the book. No doubt as time goes on they will come to terms with the fate of the storybook moa - after all, they do eat chicken!

In the meantime, we will put the book away for a while and try it when they are a little older. The recommended target age for the book on some websites was 2-5 years old. I would revisit this and suggest that children over six or even seven might be a more appropriate audience. Personally, however, I loved the book as did the all the other adults and older children who read it.

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.8
Product reviews for listing 5086: Ready-To-Read Level 2 Avengers Assemble! -  Author: Tomas Palacios

Product image for Ready-To-Read Level 2 Avengers Assemble!Learn how a group of Super Heroes formed a team called the Avengers.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female"
Desmond Morris