…which means Celebrate Maori Language Week 2013! So we will… this week on the blog will have a distinctly te Reo flavour about it as we celebrate te Reo Maori/Maori language and particularly the pukapuka/books that will help carry it on into the 21st century….
Kia ora koutou/Hello everybody! Many children’s books published in New Zealand Aotearoa are also now published at the same time in Maori which is great and very helpful in encouraging te Reo. What is also interesting is the work that groundbreaking publishers Huia, who specialise in books with a uniquely Maori, pasifika and New Zealand Aotearoa perspective, have put into getting the rights to translate several iconic international children’s classics. Look at these taonga/treasures:
Te Anuhe Tino Hiakai (The Hungry Caterpillar) by Eric Carle.
Te Haere ki te Rapu Pea (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) by Michael Rosen
and due for release in September…
Kei Reira Te Hunga Kowao (Where the Wild Things Are) by Maurice Sendak.
Tomorrow, I’ll show you some of the latest New Zealand Aotearoa publishing for kids… Teoi ano taku mo naianei/That is all for now.