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This children's book showcases New Zealand, introducing it to newcomers. It is a simple celebration of community, welcoming with open arms and learning from others. Tamariki holiday at the beach, splash in water fountains, climb trees and toast marshmallows. Aotearoa’s magnificent beauty and uniqueness is first and foremost.


From nzbooklovers.co.nz:

"Illustrator Minky Stapleton somehow manages to combine simple illustrations that are rich in detail. The pages are bright, cheerful and a great representation of our country. She shows us the beauty of Aotearoa’s many sides – from the country to city, beach to bush, sea to shore."


From thesapling.co.nz:

"The illustrations perfectly match the tone and intent of the story – they show humour and compassion in action and have a lovely colour palette."

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Kia Ora. You can be a Kiwi too!

byJune Pitman-Hayes

published by Scholastic NZ