By Gavin Bishop
Illustrated by Gavin Bishop

This beautiful baby book introduces ideas of me and my place in the world in the shape of a simple mihi or pepeha

Mihi / mihimihi / pepeha: introducing yourself and making connections to other people and places Mihi is a simple book to share with babies and talk about their whanau and place in the world. Repeating colours and shapes show the connections between waka, mountain, iwi through to mama, papa and the baby reader. This book is an introduction for children of any age to their own pepeha—and to the idea of a pepeha.

  • A board book to share with babies and small children
  • Big simple images, shapes and colours are designed to match baby development
  • Introduces the idea of a mihi or pepeha, now a fundamental concept in New Zealand culture and the starting point for everyone learning te reo Maori and te ao Maori—child or adult

About the author

Gavin Bishop ONZM, Tainui, Ngati Awa, is a leading New Zealand illustrator. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. He has written for television and theatre, as well as a libretti for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. His awards include the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement 2020, the Sir Kingi Ihaka Award for Lifetime Contribution to Maori Art and Culture 2019 and the New Zealand Children’s Picture Book of the Year in 2000.

ISBN: 9781776573028
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: August 1, 2020
Dimensions: 185 x 185mm, 18pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 28/09/20 at 01:44:32
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