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Kawariki and Tutira & Sea and Shore – Flipside book (Big Book)

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Kawariki and Tutira a Tale from New Zealand – Retold by Jephson Gibbs, Illustrated by Fraser Williamson & Sea and Shore 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 Kawariki and Tutira. This is a traditional Māori story about lovers Tutira and Kawariki. Tutira is transformed into a shark by Kawariki’s angry father who had promised his daughter’s hand in marriage to a neighbouring tribe. Hinemoana, atua of the ocean is so struck by Kawariki’s grief she alters Tutira’s curse.

This part of the book has 24 pages and is at reading Level 21.

On the flip side of the book

Sea and shore – This contains information on New Zealand as an island nation. Contents: Lapped by the Sea, Shark Snacks, The Changing Tide, In the Rock Pool, A Shark Is a Pet.

This part of the book has 8 pages and is at reading Level 23.

This book is a large shared reading book measuring approx. 42cm x 35cm.

The small book is also available here.

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