A travel book for children
The Poetry Box reviews This Land Aotearoa/Ko Aotearoa te Whenua Nei
There is a degree of anticipation as you read: start at the beach, turn the page and you are beside the mountains, turn the page and you are with the dark cave, and then turn again and you are in the bush.
The book would be a valuable classroom aide, a steeping stone to poems, stories of land and sea, research of land and sea, travel anecdotes, te reo Māori, artwork, miniature travel guides by children. A guide to looking and exploring, a homage to beauty, a symphony of home.