Tu Meke Tūī | Reo Māori
Format 24 x 24cm Softcover Picture Book
~ TE REO MĀORI VERSION ~
"Motuhake ana ngā āhua rerekē o Tere Tūī, o Taitū Takahē hoki : tērā ka whai ki te tītakataka me te koromiomio i te rangi, tērā anō ka pai ake ki te ngāeheehe ki te ururua ote ngahere. Tu Meke Tūī, he paki hoahoa, he paki mātātoa, he paki tūhura tonu kia ahatia ā tātou rerenga kētanga i roto i ō tātou mauri motuhake"
Tu meke Tūī! : koni atu kē ngā āhua o te manu rērere / ko Malcolm Clarke te kaituhituhi ; ko Flox te kaiwhakaahua, te ringatoi whakairoiro, nā Evelyn Tobin i whakamāori.
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.
At the 2018 New Zealand Children's Book Awards, announced on 8 August in Auckland, Malcolm Clarke's delightful book, Tu Meke Tui! Te Reo edition, won the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for the best book in te reo Māori. Congratulations to Mary Egan Publishing and all involved in the publication of the book!