NZ Writer & Illustrator Sharon Holt, illustrated by Deborah Hinde Whai Mai!
The Writing Bug Limited 2014 $24.99pp 24pp ISBN 978 0 4732 9456 4 Themes: Books in Te Reo/ Playgrounds/ Series
This new book in the Te Reo Singalong Books is just what we would expect from this award winning collection of colourful, engaging and truly helpful titles. Whai Mai – Follow Me calls the leader (who changes on each page) as he/she leads the small gang of children through a familiar looking playground of slides and swings, tunnels and swinging bridges and finally to the lunch table. Here the children unpack wonderfully healthy looking meals of sandwiches, fruit and packets of raisins. Bright illustrations by Deborah Hinde give the childen really recognisable additions to their clothes (fairy wings/ batman capes and back to front baseball caps) – plus the accompanying CD, the guitar cords, the English translation and list of ideas for bringing it all to life make the whole production a pleasure to look at and to use.
If you can’t find the book in your local store try: www.tereosingalong.co.nz