Quiz: The names of New Zealand book characters

February 23, 2018

These are some of our best-loved characters from New Zealand Picture Books and Junior Fiction titles. But do you know their names?

 

 

1. I am drawn by Philip Webb and named by Diana Neild. My name is P_ _ _ _ _ _  W_ _ _ _ _ _  
J_ _ _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _.

 

 

2. I am the main character in Dragon Knight, drawn by Donovan Bixley and named by Kyle Mewburn.
My name is _ _ _ _ _ .

 

 

3. Elizabeth Fuller drew this version of me. I am Mrs. _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _.

 

 

4. Gavin Bishop drew me and Margaret Mahy named me. I am _ _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

 

 

 

5. I was drawn by Sarah Davis and named by Juliette MacIver. I am _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _.

 

 

6. I was drawn by Eva Eriksson, and named by Rose Lagercranz. My name is _ _ _ _.

 

 

 

 

7. I appear in Ngā Atua: Māori Gods, by Robyn Kahukiwa.
My name is M_ _ _ _ _ _
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8. I have my very own TV show now, and I was named by Stephanie Blake. My name is _ _ _ _ _.

 

 

9. My creator is Paul Beavis. My name is _ _ _. _ _.

 

 

10. I was drawn by Phoebe Morris and named by Juliet Jacka. I am F _ _ _ _ _ _  P _ _ _ _?

 

 

 

Answers:

1. Piggity Wiggity Wiggity Jiggity Jig (from the book of the same name, published by Scholastic)

2. Merek (from Dragon Knight, published by Scholastic)

3. Mrs. Wishy Washy (from the book of the same name, published by Clean Slate Press)

4. Mister Whistler (from the book of the same name, published by Gecko Press)

5. Marmaduke Duck (from Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam, published by Scholastic)

6. Dani (from My Happy Life, published by Gecko Press)

7. Mahuika (from Ngā Atua, published by Oratia Media)

8. Simon (from Poo Bum, published by Gecko Press)

9. Mrs. Mo (From Mrs Mo's Monster, published by Gecko Press)

10. Frankie Potts (from Frankie Potts series, published by Penguin Random House NZ)

 

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