“Ko nga wira o te pahi ka taka-huri-huri . . .” E mohio whanuitia ana tenei waiata. Engari, inaianei kei te haere te pahi huri noa i to tatou whenua ataahua o Aotearoa nei, a, ka mohio pea koe ki etahi o nga kaieke: a Kiwi, a Hoiho, a Tuatara, a Piwakawaka, a wai atu, a wai atu.
Ekea te pahi, waiatatia mai!
He parekareka tenei pukapuka pikitia ma te kohungahunga na Donovan Bixley, koia nei tetahi o nga kaita pikitia e tino kaingakautia ana ki Aotearoa nei, ko etahi o ana pukapuka atu, ko TE PAMU O KORO MEKETANARA [OLD MACDONALD'S FARM] me te LOOKY BOOK, he mea tino hokohoko atu i Aotearoa nei.
With the same gorgeous illustrations as the original book, the te reo Maori translation retains the humour and vibrancy of the classic English-language edition.
Translated by Ross Calman.
Donovan Bixley has sold hundreds of thousands of copies of his books in 31 countries and 18 languages, including te reo Maori. He has won awards for both his illustrating and writing and won the Children's Choice award in 2013. Published in over 100 books, his unique style of illustration brings delight and joy to readers both young and old. He lives on the crater's edge of the greatest volcanic eruption in human history (also known as Lake Taupo, in New Zealand).
Music fills his spare time alongside his wife and three daughters.