Thursday, 6 August 2015

Piri Weepu All Black - a picture book for very young readers

Published 1st August 2015 –Now Available

UK Writer (grew up in NZ) and Illustrator (grew up in the Argentine – lives in Singapore) Jared Bell, illustrated by Jimmy Diaz

Piri’s Big All Black Dream Puffin 2015 $19.99pb 32pp ISBN 978 0 1435 0701 7

Themes: All Blacks/ Being positive/ Piri Weepu/ Rugby

A true story in basic picture book form for very young readers (and probably to be enjoyed by some not so young) about Piri Weepu, All Black who was born and grew up in Wainuiomata, Wellington – the same place as the writer.  The simple text emphasises all the positive things that go to making a great sport’s star – practise, eating your veggies, holding on to your dreams. With its comic book type illustrations and large smiling photo of Piri himself I can see this book being worn out very quickly. Maybe a case for buying two copies?

Piri in action. Image:
NE up / Age 5 up (Also useful for ESOL)

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