If you'd like to speak the beautiful Maori language with your kids, this is the book to get you started!
About the author-
Stacey Morrison (Ngai Tahu, Te Arawa) is a radio and TV broadcaster whose projects have spanned 25 years. She is the co-host of the Drive show on The Hits, having previously worked on Mai FM and Flava, and her most recent TV credit was Whanau Living, which included the whole Morrison family on screen, offering lifestyle ideas and projects, all while speaking te reo Maori. Stacey's love of language learning, and desire to understand her heritage language, started as an AFS student in Japan. In 2016, she won Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori Champion Award for te reo Maori. She lives in Auckland with her husband Scotty and their three children, who are proud to speak Maori as their first language.
About the illustrators-
Ali Teo and John O'Reilly are freelance New Zealand illustrators and designers who have collaborated on several award-winning children's books, including Tahi - One Lucky Kiwi (with Melanie Drewery), Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! and Melu (both with Kyle Mewburn). They live in Tauranga with their son Tiger.
"The book is user-friendly with both Maori and English nouns beside each illustration. Another nice touch is that on each spread are common phrases to be used with tamariki, such as on the bedroom page are the phrases, 'Kei te tiwekaweka tenei ruma! This room is messy!' and 'Me tuku i nga tautapu takaro ki hea? Where should the toys go?' as well as phrases that can use other kupu from the theme, such as on the emotions page the phrases are 'Kei te pehea koe? How are you?' and 'Ka nui taku harikoa. I'm so happy' Perfect resource for all early learning services, homes and all ages." --Swings and Roundabouts