Pipi Dance

SHUFFLE to the left, then SHUFFLE to the right.
TWIST your hips from side to side, with all your might.

Wriggle and shuffle along with Mumma and Bubs as they do a happy pipi dance to gather kai from the moana for their picnic dinner with the whānau.

Written by Angie Belcher and illustrated by Lily Uivel

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Angie Belcher’s story is inspired by kai gathering on beaches on either side of Okurei Point near Bay of Plenty township, Māketu. Lily Uivel’s illustrations perfectly capture the story’s strong sense of discovery and family fun.


What Book Next ~ A delightful read of a mother and son’s time together on a summer beach collecting shellfish. Their shuffle and twist dance to find pipi under the sand is one many New Zealanders have tried, and Pipi Dance is a mother passing down this skill to another generation. The rhyme throughout is fun, and the pipi dance rhyme is repeated through the story which allows young listeners to join in as they learn it.

About the Kiwi author

Angie Belcher
Photo: Bruce Barnard

Angie Belcher is a writer and a teacher from Māketu in the Bay of Plenty. Find out more on her author page.

Additional information

Dimensions25 × 24 cm
First published



Softcover edition



Page count


Published by

Scholastic NZ

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