This fun story full of unexpected ingredients, bubbling beakers & cauldrons and operatic sheep assistants will spark young imaginations. The level of Te Reo makes it accessible to students from year 9 and beyond and introduces kupu hou (new words) for learning.
The underlying message of perseverance in this engaging picture book makes it ideal to use as part of a peer-support reading programme, or used in the classroom alongside the English language version as a translation task for group work.
Because it has numerous references to scientific processes, it lends itself to being included in a junior science class as an igniter prior to a science investigation.
The gorgeously humorous illustrations add to the quirkiness of the language to enrich the story. Highly recommended.
Title: Te Kaihanga Mapere
Author: Sacha Cotter
Illustrator: Josh Morgan
Translator: Kawata Teepa
Publisher: Huia Publishers
Date of Publication: October 2016
Reviewers: Leon Dunn & Senga White
Positions: Head of Māori and Research & Learning Coordinator
School: Southland Boys' High School