Old MacDonald had a farm ... E-I-E-I-O! Children will love to join in and sing along to this much-loved nursery rhyme, now in te reo Maori!
"I a Koro Meketanara tetahi pamu - TI-HAI-TI-HAI-HAU . . ." E mohio whanuitia ana tenei waiata. Engari, inaianei to Koro Meketanara he pamu ataahua kei Aotearoa tonu - a, kei taua pamu etahi kararehe whakaharahara - kei te aha ano ratou inaianei?
He parekareka tenei pukapuka pikitia ma te kohungahunga na Donovan Bixley, koia nei tetahi o nga kaita pikitia e tino kaingakautia ana ki Aotearoa nei, ko etahi o ana pukapuka atu, ko NGA WIRA O TE PAHI [THE WHEELS ON THE BUS] me te LOOKY BOOK, he mea tino hokohoko atu i Aotearoa nei.
With the same vibrant illustrations as the original book, the te reo Maori translation retains the cheeky humour and energy of the classic English-language edition.
Translated by Ross Calman.
the quintessential small New Zealand farm - DOMINION POST
Donovan Bixley ONZM has sold hundreds of thousands of copies of his books in 31 countries and 18 languages, including te reo Maori. He has won awards for both his illustrating and writing and won the Children's Choice award in 2013. In 2021 he became an Officer of the Order of New Zealand. With over 100 books published, his unique style of illustration brings delight and joy to readers both young and old. He lives on the crater's edge of the greatest volcanic eruption in human history (also known as Lake Taupo, in New Zealand).
Music fills his spare time alongside his wife and three daughters.