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Tide’s out – Tai timu

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Tide’s out – Tai timu – by Frances Plumpton, illustrated by Stephanie Thatcher, nā Darryn Joseph i whakamāori

Can you find 1 sprig of seaweed, 2 crab hidey-holes and 3 damp driftwood pieces?

Māu e kimi kia kotahi te whatinga karengo mātaitai, kia rua ngā rua-huna pāpaka ā, kia toru ngā tītītai mākūkū?

Tides Out is a beautiful bilingual book that will help children reinforce their counting skills whilst introducing them to the fascinating seashore life on New Zealand beaches.

Format: This book is a Paper back.

Language: This book is written using both English and te reo Māori text (Bilingual).

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About the author:

Frances Plumpton has spent endless summers wandering Huia beach on the Manukau Harbour with her children and grandchildren. Frances has had a long career as a children’s librarian, and is well known as an ardent advocate for New Zealand children’s literature. She is a founder member of Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa and now manages Frances Plumpton Literary Agency. Frances, husband Gary and family, have spent summers at Huia on the Manukau Harbour for more than fifty years.

About the illustrator:

Stephanie Thatcher lives in Huia looking out over Foster Bay and has used watercolours to illustrate the familiar scenes. She is the author and illustrator of more than ten picture books, many celebrating New Zealand wildlife.

About the translator:

Dr Darryn Joseph is a senior lecturer in Māori Language at Massey University, Palmerston North. He has always enjoyed beachcombing with his family. Darryn is a Trustee of Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa.


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