MOTAT Book Release

Fly a plane or drive a car: Transport takes us near and far. Boilers steam and pistons boom. Start your engines... Whizz! Roar! Zoom!


MOTAT is thrilled to announce the release of the Museum's first book ‘Ready, Set, Go!’ a Kiwi transport book written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator and author, Beck Wheeler.

This delightful picture book brings the Museum collection to life with catchy rhymes and cute illustrations, and features many of MOTAT's collection treasures and some of New Zealand’s great explorers.

To celebrate the launch of the book, each copy purchased from the MOTAT Shop will include a fun-pack of goodies, including a themed book bag, crayons, and book mark. Fun-pack available while stocks last. 

Pick yours up for just $19.90  available online and at the MOTAT Shops.  All MOTAT Mates receive a 10% discount on purchases at the MOTAT Shops. (Discounts do not apply to online purchases)

Buy Online

Limited Offer

MOTAT's giving away an awesome gift with purchase pack for a limited time only. Get in quick while stocks last! Offer only available with purchase from the MOTAT shops. 

Offer includes: A fabric bag, colouring crayons, a book mark, and sticker page. 


About the Author

Beck Wheeler was born in Germany and grew up on Auckland’s North Shore. She studied Fine Arts at UNITEC and, after graduating, worked in London and Melbourne. Beck has had an eclectic career, including stints in hospitality, pathology and teaching. She has been writing for as long as she can remember and penned her first children’s book when she was still at school. By the age of 18, Beck had written her first book, How Absurd, which was later published by Lothian Books. She has also been a street artist, artist resident in schools and mentored young designers. As an artist, Beck exhibits internationally on a regular basis. She is now based in Piha, West Auckland, with her husband and their young son.