"How many Birds?" combines counting and native birds and teaches both in English and te reo Māori at the same time. Each number from 1 to 10 represents a New Zealand bird whom all can be seen at Pūkaha or around the house. Suitable for early childhood age but valued at any age. Full page illustrations with simple text. Available in one bi-lingual version.
"If I was a kahu" tells the story of a young girl who dreams of being a kahu (swamp harrier or harrier hawk). She experiences all elements from the bird's perspective. Full page illustrations support the easy to read, poem style text. Suitable for all ages. Available in English and te reo Māori under the title 'Mena he kahu ahau'.
"Manukura and the rata tree" tells the story of the white kiwi Manukura who finds shelter in a hollow rata tree together with a whole bunch of forest friends. This book has been written to introduce te reo Māori words to children. The words are found throughout the mainly English text with a glossary in the back. Full page photographic illustrations support the text.
"Purerehua goes for a ride" is an adventurous story about a butterfly who travels involuntary with nanny on a motorbike from Rangiwhakaoma (Castlepoint) to Whakaoriori (Masterton), collecting ingredients for her meal. Great to improve te reo Māori skills for children between 6 and 12. Younger children can pick out single words, while the more advanced can read paragraphs. Full page illustrations with roundabout 40 – 50 words per double page. The te reo Māori title is 'Te Haerenga o Purerehua'. Glossary in the back.