Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Picture Books

NZ Writers & Illustrator
Scholastic NZ (text), illustrated by Miles Lawford
Maori lyrics by Kotuku and Te Okahurangi Tibble
CD song in Maori and English sung by Pio Terei
The Twelve Days of Kiwi Christmas
Scholastic NZ, 2013  $19.99pb  32pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3167 1
Themes: Children’s songs/ Christmas music

In an exuberant ‘retelling’ of the familiar The Twelve Days of Christmas the reader is given a three-way treat. White sheep, Boogie boards, jandals, Hobbit extras, jars of marmite and meat pies from the local dairy (and more) nestle together in English, the second section of the book is in Maori and there is a bonus CD with the whole song sung in Maori and English. The illustrations, which take up three quarters of each full-page spread, are equally exuberant.

Preschool up/ Age 4 up

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