A humorous take on T’was the Night before Christmas, but with a real kiwi twist.

This is the ultimate read-aloud for Christmas in New Zealand. The rhyming text flows off the page and the illustrations capture the colours of a truly New Zealand festive season. This book makes an excellent gift for relatives in the northern hemisphere who are missing home at Christmas time.

Praise for A Kiwi Night Before Christmas

 “Yvonne Morrison’s witty text, full of Kiwi colloquialisms, is complemented by Deborah Hinde’s illustrations which wonderfully capture a traditional Kiwi Christmas at the beach. This delightful picture book is sure to become a classic and is the ideal gift to send New Zealanders overseas, to remind them and their children of what they are missing out on.”— NZ Herald


“This book is a colourful and entertaining stocking filler, and is likely to become a Christmas favourite for young New Zealanders.” — Magpies

A Kiwi Night Before Christmas

SKU: 978-1-77543-427-6
  • Title: A Kiwi Night Before Christmas
    Author: Yvonne Morrison
    Illustrator: Deborah Hinde 
    Publisher: Scholastic NZ
    First published 2003
    ISBN: 978-1-77543-427-6

    Hard cover - section sewn perfect bound 
    Gloss laminated with silver foil
    222mm x 271mm 
    24 pages full colour plus self end papers

    If you'd like your copy signed or require a dedication please advise in the Notes panel at checkout.

  • New Zealand - $5 
    Australia - $10  
    Rest of World - $20 
    NB: Prices are in NZ$. 

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