About the author:
Karen Hinge was raised as a ‘free-range kid’ in the Waikato. Her childhood memories include long days of freedom spent bike riding, hut building, hill sliding and blackberry picking. She began her teaching career in Christchurch and enjoyed exploring the amazing South Island during holiday breaks. She now lives in beautiful Northland where, for the last 20 years, she and her partner Derek have been raising their family of three children. An intermediate school teacher, Karen says she loves the learning opportunities that teaching brings.
About the author (te Reo Maori):
Ngaere Roberts has retold an impressive list of much-loved titles, mainly drawn from Scholastic NZ's list. Some of her retellings have been short-listed for awards in their own right. Ngaere has worked in the field of researching, promoting and developing te Reo Maori oral and written language since the 1940s.
About the illustrator:
Nicky Siever is a budding writer/illustrator of books for children. This is her first book.
Of Course You Can/Ka Taea Tonu e Koe - Karen Hinge/Nicky Sievert/Ngaere Roberts
Jeremy is starting a new school. He is a bit nervous and a lot worried but the children in this class are welcoming. Every time he thinks he can't take part they say 'Of course you can!' and so he plays soccer, joins in the Kapa Haka and even takes part in the cross country ... But when it comes to swimming the children tell him not to do it.
Told in both Te Reo Måori and English.