Author(s): Kitty Brown & Kirsten Parkinson
Find nga ahua - the shapes - in the beautifully rendered illustrations. Learn the kupu (words) in Te Reo Maori and English. Enjoy these hardwearing, glossy, new board books from the team at Reo Pepi.
As learners ourselves and mamas we feel a strong impulse to enable ourselves and our pepi in te reo. We're keen to produce really simple, user friendly bi-lingual board books in te reo Maori for Maori and Pakeha whanau alike. Our passion for Reo Pepi has grown from our own whanau. We are cousins through our taua (Ivy and Mere Karaitiana) and have grown up close in a tino ataahua extended whanau. After education, traveling, living overseas, careers and now having children, we both returned to our rohe and find ourselves living in the same little village, Portobello on the Otago Peninsula. We both have mana tane and they are both called Dan! Between us we have four tamariki, Joe, Jake, Tama and Mihiata who inspire us and keep us very busy.