Weka's Waiata by Nikki Slade Robinson (David Ling Books)
Five fluffy weka chicks are excited their koro (grandfather) and kuia (grandmother) are coming to visit them but they don't know what to do to surprise them. Kiwi suggests they make up a song. Each little weka runs to their special place to open up their hearts to find the words for their song. Together they make up a special waiata to delight their grandparents.
Along the way little tamariki can learn how to pronounce the Maori vowels the correct way and learn a
song to sing. Musical parents or teachers can learn the chords at the back of the book to play the tune for children to sing.
Weka's Waiata is a sequel to Ruru's Hangi and The Little Kiwi's Matariki - winner of the Best Picture Book at the 2016 book awards.
Nikki has illustrated over 60 children's books and readers.