A young ambassador for the Northland Rescue Helicopter who has also assisted with several other fundraising efforts around the Kaipara District has become a published author at seven years old. The book The Good Baby and The Bad Hippo was launched last week and is the first in an upcoming series.
The story is a journey of a friendship that develops after a difference of opinion and an agreement to be truthful and eat healthily.
A lover of reading and writing, farm girl Madison MacMillan wrote the story on her way home from school one day.
“I wrote the book because my teacher read a story and I got an idea. The message of the book is to be kind and don’t lie,” said Madison.
The story has been brought to life with illustrations by 14-year-old Paige Kean from Whangarei Heads.
She completed the book over a two-week period and said she really enjoyed bringing Madison’s story to life. Madison’s father, Steve MacMillan, is a well-known entity in the Kaipara District, through sport and journalism, and through his work with Northpower, NEST and Trillion Treks. He is proud to support Madison with her writing and looks forward to seeing where the journey takes her. The book will soon be made available to the public, and Madison has chosen to donate a portion from the $10 sale of each book to the Northland Rescue Helicopter Service. First copies can be purchased from Kamo Books and Gifts.