Baba Didi & The Godwits
The Godwits are an iconic bird species that migrate each year from New Zealand/Aotearoa through East Asia and the Pacific to the Alaskan Arctic regions. In this endearing children's tale, Isabella and her grandmother Baba Didi are on a beach in Aotearoa watching the Godwits feeding, ready to depart. Gradually the story of the Godwit's epic migration charmingly unfolds, touching on waves of human migration on the way - of the Maori to Aotearoa as well as the Baba Didi's own migration from Croatia. It is the story of a fantastical flight, and of the courage and resilience it takes for birds - and people - to keep going to reach a safe destination.
Written by Nicola Muir and illustrated by Annie Hayward, with a foreword by Helen Clark, former NZ Prime Minister and now head of the UN Development Programme.
Royalties from sales go to UNICEF.
Hardback, 32 pages, 240 x 200mm