NZ Illustrator and Maori Lyric Writers
Illustrated by Deborah Hinde.
Maori Lyrics by Kotuku and Te Okahurangi Tibble, sung by Pio Terei
10 Kooky Kiwi
Scholastic 2013 $19.50 32 pages
ISBN 978 1 7754 3145 9
Themes: Counting – songs and music/ Kiwis – songs and music/ Traditional songs
Brightly coloured illustrations bring to life this New Zealand take on the traditional song Ten Green Bottles with one small kiwi ‘falling off the wall’ until there are none left. But – wait – that’s not the end of the story because the kiwi all end up in bed having a story read to them. Half of the book is in English and the other in te reo Maori with a bonus extra of a CD with words sung by Pio Terei.
Pre school up/ Age 4 up