Author(s): Kelly Winney
Aotearoa to Zespri is a uniquely Kiwi alphabet book and a must have for this year's Christmas gift list. Experience New Zealand in 26 letters. Recall familiar brands and the sights of your favourite flora. Hand drawn illustrations by established New Zealand artist, Angie Dennis, reflects her passion for nature, wildlife and Kiwi way of life. Complementing the unique artwork are poems written by Dr. Kelly Winney, a primary teacher with a Doctor of Education in Reading, Language and Literature. Kelly believes in the power of reading with young children to enhance their literacy development. Angie and Kelly hope that children and parents will enjoy this book as a Read Together experience, strengthening bonds at the heart of Kiwi culture. Printed and bound in New Zealand, this would be a perfect gift for young Kiwi families here and abroad.
Kelly Winney is a primary school teacher with a Doctor of Education in Reading, Language and Literature. She is married with three young children; and fell in love with New Zealand when she first came here in 1998. Kelly wrote these poems to accompany her friend Angie's beautiful art. Kelly believes in the power of reading with children to enrich their worlds and support their development, so she hopes children and adults will enjoy reading this book together. Established artist Angie Dennis lives in Auckland with her husband and two children, Chloe and Thomas. Angie's passion with New Zealand nature, wildlife, and Kiwi way of life is evident in her works of art. Angie hand drew these letters of the alphabet to capture the essence of New Zealand in a fun and engaging way, appealing to both adults and children.