Helper and Helper by Gecko Press cover

Not a word out of place ... in the tradition of Aesop’s fables but much funnier and a little bit more unexpected

Kate De Goldi, Radio New Zealand National

Helper and Helper


More funny stories and wry observations with the bestselling Snake and Lizard.

Helper and Helper is a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards for children and Young Adults.

Read Joy Cowley’s story behind Helper and Helperhere .


  • Product Description

    More funny stories and wry observations with the bestselling Snake and Lizard.

  • Book Details

    Reader Age 6-8 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. :

      There are some real ethical dilemmas in this book, for which reason I think it would be really rewarding to read aloud and discuss with children. It would also be great for junior readers starting out with chapter books.

    2. :

      The third in the marvellous Snake and Lizard series sees more gentle hilarity mixed with wise observations on life.

      This will be a firm favourite with both adults and children – it’s a sure-fire bet for a present, or a classroom read-aloud.

    3. :

      Much clever humour, and occasionally a small measure of sadness… Most deservedly a nominee for the NZ Children’s Book Awards.

    4. :

      This would make a nice read aloud to younger elementary school children. Also recommend to kids who like animal stories like Frog and Toad by Lobel or the Little Bear stories by Minarik.

    5. :

      I love them. They’re warm, they’re witty.

    6. :

      Joy Cowley’s witty narrative will keep young readers amused. Gavin Bishop’s colour illustrations capture the various moods of the stories. The desert creatures are sympathetically depicted warts and all – yes, there are toads – and his beautiful endpapers display a wide range of birdlife.

    7. :

      Great read-a-loud for primary schools. Lots of wisdom here and justly called modern Fables in the Aesop mould.

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