Tania McCartney writes for both adults and children. She is also the founder of Kids' Book Review and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge. Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator and mother.
"A wonderful miscellany of multi-ethnic Kiwi-centric pastimes,
traditions and festivities seen through the eye of a child. Warm
and whimsical illustrations add to the fun in this visual calendar
of each of the 12 months of a year in a Kiwi child's life." -- John
"Tania and Tina have ferreted out those things that make this country and its people unique and bring them to life through the eyes of the children, celebrating them in such a special way that this book will be handed on to my grandchildren (whose dad is also a Kiwi) so they can understand where they come from." -- Barbara Braxton * A Kiwi Year *
"What an absolutely marvellous way for us to spread the joy of inclusivity, promote cross-cultural understandings and foster peaceful relations with others." -- Sue Warren * Pack your bags - we're going on a trip *
"with entertaining facts and funky illustrations, these books are fun, engaging and informative." -- Shaye Wardrop * Review: A Canadian Year and A Kiwi Year *
"help to generate an attitude of tolerance and inclusiveness. These books would be important resources in any school or classroom library. " -- Kevin Brophy * A Canadian Year, A Kiwi Year *
"all the books in this splendid series offer so much more than any geography text for children ever could. The teacher in me wants to race off to a classroom to share this book as a basis for a whole unit of work on Canada". -- Trevor Cairney * Great New Picture Books *
"It is a great way to explain culture and identity to young children. I enjoy the way that we are now comfortable in our own place and able to adapt such seasonal festivities as Christmas and Easter to our Southern climate and Kiwi ways." -- Kathy Watson * Book Review *
"A Canadian year and A Kiwi Year by Tania McCartney & Tina Snerling (EK Books). Two new books in this popular series which takes children through a year in the life of children in different countries. Lots of fascinating and informative facts and colourful, detailed illustrations. Great books to read before travelling or just to know how other children live."
"the latest books in this bestselling series from award-winning author Tania McCartney and outstanding Australian illustrator Tina Snerling. This talented team...turn their attention to Canada and New Zealand for an inclusive and playful look at life through the eyes of today's kids."
"a unique and highly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections"