Nikki Slade Robinson | paperback | 32 pages | 2016
Can you feel it coming? The little Kiwi knows a special time of year is almost here. But will she wake her friends up in time?
This gentle tale about celebrating Matariki, the Māori New Year, also includes an explanation of Matariki – it’s origins, traditions and how it is celebrated today. The constellation is also shown, with the Māori names for each star. The text contains some simple words in Te Reo Māori alongside the English equivalent.
Winner best picture book NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016