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The Proud Puteketeke: How an Underbird Became a Wonderbird

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9781776957361
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Author:
Peter Millett, Fifi Colston
Released:
July 2024
Format:
Paperback

Expected release date is 2nd Jul 2024

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What happens when a puteketeke egg turns up in a duck's nest? Find out in this entertaining picture book raising funds for Aotearoa New Zealand's Bird of the Century! This funny and fabulously New Zealand-flavoured tale of a puking Ugly Duckling who is, in fact, a grebe includes facts about what makes the puteketeke so special and precious, as well as the real-life tale of how it came back from the brink of extinction to find international fame as the Bird of the Century! Every day Mama Duck proudly counts her clutch of six eggs - 'Tahi, rua, toru, wha, rimu, ono'. But one day, there's a big surprise - 'WHITU?' Out of the seventh egg hatches a very strange little duckling, who has an extraordinary habit of puking up! The other ducklings think he's ridiculous. Will the little underbird find a friend who'll love him in spite of his quirks? Bestselling comedian and author Peter Millett and the multi-talented Fifi Colson have teamed up to produce a funny and fabulous tale of a puking Ugly Ducking, inspired by the real-life story of how the Southern crested grebe (also known to southern Maori as kamana) came back from the brink of extinction to find international fame as Aotearoa New Zealand's Bird of the Century. Every copy sold raises funds to support puteketeke conservation projects.