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Kuwi & Friends

Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary

This wonderfully detailed Māori dictionary is a must for every New Zealand home. The illustrations and translations delight adults and children alike, with over 1000 basic words in te reo Māori and English

The Kuwi and Friends Māori Picture Dictionary (He Papakupu Whakaahua) is a fun, easy-to-use resource for those wanting to discover, learn and use everyday words in te reo Māori (native language of New Zealand). The illustrations are designed to help with comprehension, particularly for younger learners. Visual cues can assist with retention of language, to recall spoken and written words.

  • Hard-cover, large format (266 x 320mm)
  • 68 fully illustrated pages in vibrant colour
  • Over 1000 te reo Māori words, translated into English
  • Lovely New Zealand gift to send overseas
  • A portion from each purchase is donated to Kiwis for Kiwi.

About the Creators

English text and illustrations by Kat Quin (nee Merewether) - Kat's passion for all things children's books and illustration is apparent throughout all her works to date. Gaining inspiration and critique from her own six, sparkling tamariki, her honest accounts from a birds eye view are endearing to readers of all ages.

Pānia Papa-  has devoted most of her life to the revitalisation of te reo Māori and made huge sacrifices in an effort to ensure the language flourishes for future generations. Papa is a face well-known to Māori Television audiences. She debuted for the Silver Ferns in 1990 and went on play two caps.