Why is the kiwi so different from other birds? The answer is revealed in this rhyming story about Rewi the Kiwi. Today Rewi is a rather solitary fellow, creeping through the undergrowth in remote parts of New Zealand, but once he was a most outgoing, neighbourly bird, a master of the air and a hot contender for the bird speed record.
Jean Dickinson and her illustrator, Tony Nettleton, were both born and bred in Yorkshire. They both lived for many years in Auckland, New Zealand, where they were members of the same church choir.