Tu Meke Tui! - There's More to Being a Bird Than Flying
Tu Meke Tūī is a children’s book written by Malcolm Clarke, illustrated by Hayley King (aka Flox).
The idea for Tū Meke Tūī was born out of Malcolm’s appreciation for New Zealand native wildlife and his desire to expose young readers to the wonders of the natural.
Tumeke is a New Zealand Māori word which means to startle or take fright. In recent years, tu meke (as two words) has developed as a colloquial phrase meaning “too much”; and is used to express excitement or being shaken up.
Tere the Tui and Taitu the Takahe are two very different sorts of birds: one loves to flit and twirl about in the sky, while the other prefers to rustle around in the undergrowth. Tu Meke Tui is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it’s our differences which make us truly special.
This is a beautiful book for all ages and a wonderful addition in the art corner with it's vivid illustrations and bold colours. See the follow up - Tu Meke Tuatara, also available.
Hardcover, 22 pages
Size: Landscape 240 mm x 240 mm