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Where is This Dog? – Kei hea Tēnei Kurī?

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This dog – Ko tēnei kurī – written by Ian Munro, illustrated by Rebecca Utting, nā Piripi Walker i whakamāori

Manu Pango (Blackbird) is in a panic. His friend and protector, This Dog (Ko Tēnei Kurī), is missing and his nemesis, Tēra Ngeru (That Cat), is on the prowl.

Using a simple bilingual English/Maori text, Where Is This Dog? – Kei hea Tēnei Kurī? speaks to children about loss, fear and happy outcomes.

Rebecca Utting’s fun illustrations bring Ian Munro’s story to life in authentic kiwi settings. Piripi Walker’s literal translation keeps the words simple and clear, so each sentence flows when delivered aloud. Where is This Dog that is my dog? Kei hea Tēnei Kurī, arā, taku kurī?

Format: This book is a Paperback.

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

Read-Along Audio versions of all Nana’s Shed books in English, Māori and English/Māori, narrated by Willy Craig Fransen, are available on all major audiobook platforms, including Spotify.

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About the Author:

Ian Munro is a retired educator (secondary and tertiary levels). He is a published author who has written a weekly column for the Otago Daily Times since 1999.

This book is the follow up to his first: This Dog – Ko Tēnei Kurī alongside the same illustrator and translator.

About the illustrator:

Rebecca Utting is a User Experience designer (UX designer) and digital illustrator with a background in animation, learning design, voice acting, web development, videography, and carnival sideshows. This Dog – Ko Tēnei Kurī was her first children’s picture book, this is her second.

About the translator:

Piripi Walker (Ngāti Raukawa) is an accredited te reo Māori translator and has worked professionally in this field since 1981. He has written and translated a range of children’s books. Others translated by Piripi available at Poi Princess include:

He raiona i roto i ngā otaota (The lion in the meadow by Margaret Mahy)

This Dog – Ko Tēnei Kurī (by Ian Munro)

Where is this dog – Kei hea tēnei kuri (by Ian Munro)

My kiwi Christmas (Board book by Donovan Bixley)

Nana’s electric car – Te motokā hiko o Kui (by Marie Munro)

Nana’s new porch – Te mahau hou o Kui (by Marie Munro)

Nana’s shed – Te wharau o Kui (by Marie Munro)

Nana’s veggie garden – Te mara kai a Kui (by Marie Munro)

Nana’s simple science: Water – Te pūtaiao ngāwari o Kui: Water – Wai (by Marie Munro)

Twinkle twinkle little star – Tīrama tīrama whetū riki e (by Renee Chin)


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