A Kiwi Went to Sea, Sea, Sea

A Kiwi went to sea, sea, sea
to catch some kai for tea, tea, tea . . .

Will the kiwis get to have their fun in the sun and enjoy some yummy kai out on the deep blue sea? Or will the wheke, popoto, titi, mako, kekeno and maki leave their plans high and dry?

Join Peter Millett and Shaun Yeo on another rollicking, rhyming reboot as they transform the beloved song A Sailor Went To Sea into a tongue-twisting, Kiwi-as nautical adventure!

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Another fun retelling of a classic tale by Kiwi author Peter Millett.

Check out the super music video from NZ’s own Loopy Tunes!

Meet the Kiwi author

Peter Millett is the author of Classic Rhymes for Kiwi Kids, More Classic Rhymes for Kiwi Kids, the Johnny Danger DIY Spy series (Penguin Books Australia) and the Boy Hero Wannabe Zero series (Faber & Faber, UK). Based in Auckland, he makes a living writing children’s books and educational readers. Find out more on his author profile.

About the Kiwi illustrator

Shaun Yeo, a a born and bred Southlander, has published cartoons for The Southland Times, Sunday News and Dominion Post. In 2020, he became the daily political cartoonist for the Otago Daily Times.

Additional information

Dimensions25 × 25 cm
First published



Softcover edition



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