Birds bring may­hem

Horowhenua Chronicle - - BOOKS - Colleen Thorpe

There’s a Tui in our Teapot, He Tu¯ i kei ro¯ Tipa¯ ta, by Dawn McMil­lan, il­lus­trated By Nikki Slade Robin­son, Ma¯ ori text by Ngaere Roberts. Pra­tia Books, $24.99

Bilin­gual bird may­hem cames to Nan’s kitchen when a tui is dis­cov­ered in the teapot. But that’s not all!

Turn the page and you will find a takahe is us­ing Nan’s toaster and a kea is feast­ing on her ki­wifruit.

All our favourite Kiwi birds fea­ture in this hi­lar­i­ous tale.

There’s also a fun spread at the end hat shares facts about the 16 na­tive birds fea­tured.

Rhyming text in both English and Maori with bright, colour­ful il­lus­tra­tions . . . this is a treat for both adults and kids alike.

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