E Hoa - Gavin Bishop
A simple board book in te reo Māori that shares how to talk about feelings through a friendship between a child and their dog.
Through the up-close expressive faces of a child and their dog, we learn the Māori words for a range of feelings.
Taku kurī pai – my good dog. He hātakēhi ia. My dog is happy … angry … excited … sad … shy … hopeful … Taku hoa pūmau, my faithful friend.
This simple board book is a starting point to talk about how we feel. Key words describe the many emotions a dog can go through in a short time, while the expressions on the faces of the people nearby convey a whole new raft of feelings as they respond and react. And so the story becomes one of friendship and how our friends make us feel.
Written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop