This book was a recipient of a 2022 Contestable Fund Grant from Copyright Licensing New Zealand.
Takurua: My Winter Words / Ngā Kupu Māori mō te Takurua
About the Book
Following on from the success of Raumati: My Words of Summer:
What do you see, hear, feel, smell and taste in winter? All the chilly words that describe winter in Aotearoa New Zealand. A wonderful way to encourage building the vocabulary of young readers, both in Maori and English languages.
Dark and looming Full and flowing Dank and pungent Crunchy and icy
By stimulating a child’s senses, you are helping them develop creatively, socially and emotionally, cognitively, linguistically and physically through simple play. Your child uses their senses to explore the world around them.
In this colourful collection of familiar New Zealand images, young readers are introduced to adjectives that describe the taste, smell, sight, sound and touch of the scenes of winter, from feel of snow to the taste of a hot meat pie. Each double spread is in English and te reo Māori and the final pages collect all the words into a list of senses, told in both languages.
"What a joyful book this is." - NZ Listener
"great resource for the school and in the home." - Bob's Books Blog
"A great addition for School ‘Seasons’ collections." - WhatBookNext.com