Rata and the waka & Aotearoa – Flipside book (Big Book)
Rata and the Waka a Tale from New Zealand – Retold by Jephson Gibbs, Illustrated by Fraser Williamson & Aotearoa A StoryWorld collection (Big Book)
This is a big classroom book perfect for sharing on the mat. It is also a “flip” side book so contains two parts.
On one side it contains the story of Rata who wants to build a waka to lead his iwi but he forgets to do something really important, he forgets to ask Tane atua of the forest for permission.
This part of the book has 16 pages and is at reading Level 20.
On the flip side of the book
Aotearoa – This contains information about New Zealand and Māori culture.
Contents: Land of the Long White Cloud, The Word on Waka, Building a Waka, Tane-Mahuta, Tane’s Children: The Tuatara.
This part of the book has 8 pages and is at reading Level 22.
This book is a large shared reading book measuring approx. 42cm x 35cm.
The small book is also available here.