Jul 06

Welcome to the World of Donovan Bixley

Have fun with these Donovan Bixley activity sheets!

Colour in some of our favourite beach items!

Help friends find their hats and sunscreen so they can play outside on this activity sheet.

Help the tiger find his friends!

Make your own Zoo animal finger puppets!

Make your own Donovan Bixley Christmas Card!

We are surrounded by shapes - can you see all the shapes in these pictures?

Vroom Vroom, Things that Go can be very noisy! Put this puzzle together and then make the sounds of each machine.

Have a really keen eye? Try to spot the difference!

Do you know a budding artist? See how they do at drawing a dog.

Road trips are fun! How about designing a caravan to go on adventures in?

Cheet cheet cheet! Pīwakawakas are fun to watch, but how about colouring one of your own?

Out Now

My First Board Book: A Day at the Beach


What can you see on a day at the beach? A sandcastle (pa kirikiri), some waves (ngaru), or a lifeguard (kaikauhauora)? A DAY AT THE BEACH is a fun and engaging seaside excursion that is perfect for Kiwi kids!

My First Board Book: A Day at the Zoo


Learning animal names in English and te reo Maori is fun and interactive with this vibrant board book from award-winning illustrator Donovan Bixley.

The Christmas Looky Book


If you loved Donovan Bixley's bestselling LOOKY BOOK, you will adore THE CHRISTMAS LOOKY BOOK - a hilarious 24-page festive puzzle book with hours of quality fun for readers aged five and up.

My First Board Book: Shapes


A wonderfully illustrated Donovan Bixley board book for learning shapes in both English and Maori. Including the circle (porowhita), diamond (taimana) and stars (whetu).

My First Board Book: Things That Go


A wonderfully illustrated board book for learning machine names in both English and te reo Maori, featuring a fire engine (waka tinei ahi), a train (tereina) and the essential one . . . a digger (wakakari).

The Wheels on the Bus

"The wheels on the bus go round and round…"

Everyone knows the song. But now the bus is going around beautiful New Zealand and its passengers you just might know: kiwi, penguin, tuatara, fantail and many more. Come along for the ride!

Available as a Board book and as a Paperback. Also available as a Paperback in te reo Māori as 'Ngā Wīra o Te Pahi'

Old MacDonald's Farm

"Old Macdonald had a farm — e-i-e-i-o…"

Everyone knows the song. But now the farm and animals are in New Zealand and old Macdonald has a Swanndri and gumboots. Donovan Bixley’s illustrations depict the
beautiful New Zealand landscape — with farm animals!

Available as a Board book and as a Paperback. Also available in te reo Māori as 'Te Pāmu O Koro Meketānara'.

The Looky Book

The Looky Book is a puzzle book mostly for young children with 11 different puzzles all with colourful New Zealand landscapes, birds and animals.

Find the numbers with the crazy All Black lambs, spot the difference: the mischievous keas have changed around somebody’s campervan, find the animals hidden deep in the bush, match the farmers to their animals.

Available as a Board book and as a Paperback.

My First Board Book: Colours

'Ma is white, whero is red.'
Learning colours is fun and interactive with this classic Kiwi tune with Maori vocabulary.

The iconic Kiwi song, Ma is White, is given the Donovan Bixley treatment and made into a wonderful first board book. The book also includes additional colours not covered in the song, so readers can can expand their Maori vocabulary.

My First Board Book: Animals

Learning animal names in English and Maori is fun and interactive with this vibrant book featuring species native to New Zealand.

Featuring cow (kau), horse (hoiho) and sheep (hipi), but also bat (pekapeka), gecko (moko papa) and morepork (ruru). Perfect for Kiwi kids.

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