Rachel Moore reviews five new New Zealand picture books, which cover everything from the beauty and brutality of nature, to how to cope with anxiety and bullying. The Promise of Puanga, by Kirsty Wadsworth and Munro Te Whata It’s wonderful to see publishers embracing the multitude of Matariki stories that are out there in Te Ao Māori – we’re all richer for reading them. This new title from Scholastic is no exception; I had heard of the star Puanga but didn’t know its signific
Do you want to be sure you're getting top-shelf books for your favourite people this Christmas - or on any gift-giving occasion? We are making it easy for you! Here is our selection of the very best New Zealand picture books of 2017. The Longest Breakfast
by Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins
Published by Gecko Press
RRP $30.00 In this delightful story Jenny Bornholdt shows us a family getting up and making breakfast, through fun little flashes of conversation.
Look at all these new books! Today we review five new picture books and find that, as usual, there's plenty of top-notch stuff being published in Aotearoa New Zealand for our tamariki. A spread from The Longest Breakfast, by Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins Two or three times on my first reading, I thought I’d accidentally skipped a page of The Longest Breakfast. There was a little jump in the storytelling, a wee surprise in the way something was worded, and then