What is this year's storybook about?
Clever turtles, a heroic rescue cat, a lost rabbit and a very special dog are just a few of the characters starring in this charming collection of stories, written by the eight winners of this year's Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge.
These varied and exciting tales are full of laughs, lessons and a bit of luck, all with the heart-warming theme of 'there's no place like home'.
The book was edited by renowned author, Maria Gill, and illustrated by rugby legend, Keven Mealamu, plus several other talented Kiwi artists.
All proceeds from the sale of the storybook go towards The Magic of Reading Programme. This provides overnighting patients in Starship Children's Hospital and Whangarei Hospital Children's Ward with their own book to read and keep.