Little Love Publishing
Kiwis and Koalas
AUTHOR: Sarah Milne
ILLUSTRATOR: Laura Bernard
When Lily’s Mum tells her that she wishes she could build a bridge between their two homes, Lily and her dog, Woof, swap stick hunts for bridge hunts and set off in search of a bridge to Australia.
This is a charming and whimsical tale of a little girl, her furry best friend and a big imagination. Kiwis and Koalas is a beautifully illustrated story that will take you on a magical journey around Australia and New Zealand, stopping to sightsee along the way.
DIMENSIONS: 250 mm x 260 mm x 8mm
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sarah Milne lives by the sea in Christchurch with her three-year old daughter and chocolate lab. After learning to walk and talk in Melbourne, Sarah’s family moved back to New Zealand, where she spent her childhood and teen years growing up as a quintessential Kiwi. Her early twenties saw her set off on her OE, spending the next decade living (and dividing her heart) between Australia, England and New Zealand, moving back to Christchurch in 2016 to start her own family.
A debut author, Sarah wrote Kiwis and Koalas out of a need to bring Australia and New Zealand together in a story, filling a huge gap on our shelves for the hundreds of thousands of families split between our two countries.
It was also an incredible opportunity to subtly normalise differences, because every child deserves to see themselves in a picture book.