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Tu Meke Tūī! | Paperback


Tu Meke Tūī! is a children’s book written by Malcolm Clarke, illustrated by Flox (Hayley King) and designed and published by Little Love.

Suitable for children aged 2-7.

Tere the Tūī and Taitū the Takahē are two very different sorts of birds; one loves to flit and twirl around in the sky, while the other prefers to rustle about in the undergrowth. Tu Meke Tūī! is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it’s our differences that make us truly special.

Tumeke is a New Zealand Māori word which means to startle or take fright. In recent years, tu meke (as two words) has developed as a colloquial phrase meaning ‘too much’ and is used to express excitement or being shaken up.