The Hutu and Kawa picture books, written and illustrated by Avis Acres, were popular in the 1950s. A strong ecological message underpinned the series. It starred two 'pōhutukawa fairies' who Acres first created for a comic strip that was published in the children's pages of the New Zealand Herald. The picture books were published by A. H. & A. W. Reed. This charming scene is from Hutu and Kawa meet Tuatara, which was first published in 1956 and republished in 1990.
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Reference: Avis Acres, Hutu and Kawa meet Tuatara. Wellington: Heinemann Reed, 1990
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