Pukeko Dancing on the Old Dirt Track (PB)
Christmas is coming and the Sanderson kids are wrapping presents and decorating the tree with angels and shells. Meanwhile, a miracle is unfolding in their back yard. Behind the Sanderson's house two busy pukekos go largely unnoticed as they build a nest and tend to their precious eggs. On Christmas day six fluffy pukeko chicks arrive and Christmas day is a celebration for all.
Writer and illustrator Lotte Wotherspoon has had a varied and colourful background in the arts. She has worked as a set designer on music videos and theatre, run her own illustration practice, participated in stone sculpture symposiums and taught interior design at Unitec, Massey and Victoria University. Lotte's passion for language and design has seen her completing the Bill Manhire short story writing course in 2002 which lead to her work being published in a Harper Collins 'new writers' collection. Her illustrations for children have appeared in the Puffin Books 'Kiwi Bites' series.