Tu Meke Tui

Tere the Tūī and Taitū the Takahē 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 Tūī! is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it’s our differences which make us truly special.

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.

Written by Malcolm Clarke and illustrated by Flox

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Description

About the Kiwi creators

Malcolm Clarke – creativity is only limited by the power of imagination and since he was young Malcolm has worked to push his imagination to its full potential. As an editor for television Malcolm has worked internationally with some of the best in the business while maintaining a steady passion for a wide variety of creative pursuits such as writing, acting, theatre and film projects. The idea for Tu Meke Tūī! was born out of Malcolm’s appreciation for New Zealand’s native wildlife and his desire to expose young readers to the wonders of the natural world.

Flox – A graffiti artist with a fine arts degree, Flox first made her mark in inner-city Auckland, New Zealand, her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers magically transforming grey walls into vibrant depictions of nature. Now seen everywhere from Berlin, Hong Kong and New York to Taiwan, the artist is certainly spreading her wings.

Additional information

Dimensions 24 × 24 cm
Format

Softcover edition

ISBN

9780473402891

Page count

24

Published by

Little Love, an imprint of Mary Egan Publishing

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