This delightful picture book is the story writing debut from Wellington zookeeper Danni Rae.
Her story is paired with stunning illustrations from Northland artist Evan Heasman, which are a visual feast with vibrant colours and layers of detail to keep both children and adults enthralled.
Danni wrote Kara the Kākāpō, which is the first in a series of animal adventures, as a way to share her passion for conservation with the youngest of readers.
“As a zookeeper each day I have the opportunity to talk to children about the wonders of animals and conservation. I wanted to use this book as a way to allow children to connect with these animals at home as well,” says Danni.