Arapū Toi

Author(s): Moira Wairama

Te Reo Maori Language | NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2020 Shortlist

Arapū Toi combines short, easy to understand, poems for all ages with artwork that epitomises the idea that "a picture is worth a thousand words".


Gentle rhythmic te reo Māori, with kupu that emphasise ideas of wellness, is used to describe the sights, sounds and feelings of everyday life — like a zip seizing up on a coat — alongside more poetic images such as the darkness or the night or a whale singing in the depths of the ocean.

He tino taonga tenei pukapuka mo nga tamariki i te kura puhou me nga kura takawaenga hoki. Anei nga rotarota, nga whakaahua mo ia reta o te arapu Maori, he whakaahua tini hoki mo ia reta kia tuhono pakitara.


This book and frieze set is a taonga (precious thing) for children from early childhood to primary level. Featuring poems and illustrations for each letter of the Maori alphabet, it also includes a wall frieze.

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Finalist in the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

General Fields

  • : 9780473475482
  • : Baggage Books
  • : January 2019
  • : ---length:- '17'width:- '68'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Moira Wairama
  • : Paperback
  • : Austin Whincup
  • : Maori
  • : 499.442813