Page Break brings you three gorgeous te reo Māori children’s picture books!
Perfect for families, libraries, pre-schools, early childhood learning centres, Playcentres, Kindergartens, Kōhanga Reo, Primary Schools and everywhere children’s books are enjoyed….
The gorgeously illustrated Kia Mataara, e Ngata! showcases the beautiful native Powelliphanta snail on its perilous night-time hunt. A little-known New Zealand creature, the Powelliphanta is not at all like your average garden snail. It is huge, handsome and carnivorous! The Powelliphanta hunting down its next meal is an epic battle on a tiny scale.
Finalist – Picture Book, NZ Post Book Awards, Children & Young Adults 2014.
“Powelliphanta: a small hero with a big name … this quietly thrilling story of our hidden, nocturnal world is visually splendid, beautifully designed and written with an ear alert to the poetry, precision and adventure of language.” – Kate De GoldiBuy now
Te Paangarua a Piwakawaka is a gorgeous new children’s picture book that tells a classic indigenous story – a fantail, a rat, a morepork and the New Zealand bush. Vivid pictures that capture the New Zealand bush promise to entertain the young, while providing an interactive educational resource for older children. A stunning addition to any early childhood education centre or school and a beautiful children’s gift. Fantail’s Quilt was nominated for a 2012 LIANZA Illustration Award!
“Gay Hay and Margaret Tolland tell a big story in a deceptively simple way. Their touch is powerful but light. There is much to talk about behind the elegant pictures and evocative words. ” – Gavin Bishop
E Oma, Kākāriki!
E Oma, Kākāriki! Our new book is here! Explore the challenges the Wellington green Gecko faces as it forages for food in the New Zealand bush. Margaret Tolland’s clever use of texture and layered images captures the cheeky character of the gecko and the rich life of our native bush.
Young readers will enjoy the rhythmic text and the building tension of the plot. Its bound to become a favourite!Buy now