A simple board book in te reo Māori that shares how to talk about feelings through a friendship between a child and their dog.
Through the up-close expressive faces of a child and their dog, we learn the Māori words for a range of feelings.
Taku kurī pai – my good dog. He hātakēhi ia. My dog is happy … angry … excited … sad … shy … hopeful … Taku hoa pūmau, my faithful friend.
This simple board book is a starting point to talk about how we feel. Key words describe the many emotions a dog can go through in a short time, while the expressions on the faces of the people nearby convey a whole new raft of feelings as they respond and react. And so the story becomes one of friendship and how our friends make us feel.
This new board book is a multi-layered delight joiningand in Gavin Bishop’s powerful series to share with the smallest children.
Koro is a warm and universal board book in te reo Māori about a day with grandad from the award-winning Gavin Bishop.
Koro is a warm and universal board book in te reo Māori about a day with grandad. The bond between grandfather and child is shown through big, beautiful images and simple Māori text.The child and their koro explore the day—they go for a walk, collect food from the garden, eat, tell stories, and snuggle up for a rest to finish.
Mihi is a beautiful baby book that introduces ideas of me and my place in the world in the shape of a simple mihi or pepeha.
Mihi / mihimihi / pepeha: introducing yourself and making connections to other people and places. Mihi is a simple book to share with babies and talk about their whānau and place in the world. Repeating colours and shapes show the connections between waka, mountain, iwi through to mama, papa and the baby reader. This book is an introduction for children of any age to their own pepeha—and to the idea of a pepeha.