Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Wednesday 18th September 2019 - 21:59:52

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids - General > Nga Wira o te Pahi review

« Te Pamu o Koro Meketanara reviewTe Pamu o Koro MeketanaraAll Because of a Cup of Coffee reviewAll Because of a Cup of Coffee »

Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 7576 - Nga Wira o te Pahi
Author: Donovan Bixley

Nga Wira o te Pahi
Price:
$19.99
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Hachette

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
June 2017

Nga Wira o te Pahi product reviews

Proud to promote NZ products"Nga wira o te pahi ka taka-huri-huri ... " E mohio whanuitia ana tenei waiata. Engari, inaianei kei te haere te pahi huri noa i to tatou whenua ataahua o Aotearoa nei, a, ka mohio pea koe ki etahi o nga kaieke: a Kiwi, a Hoiho, a Tuatara, a Piwakawaka, a wai atu, a wai atu.

"The wheels on the bus go round and round ..." Everyone knows the song. But now the bus is going around beautiful New Zealand and its passengers you might just know: kiwi, penguin, tuatara, fantail and many more. Come along for the ride!

Check out Hachette onlineClick here to see all the listings for Hachette Visit their website Follow them on Twitter Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
aotearoa   donovan bixley   hachette   kids book   maori   music   nga wira o te pahi   nursery song   nz book   nzmade   te reo   the wheels on the bus
Other listings you may be interested in:
The Wish ListThe Wish List
Rating: 9.8
Obsession in DeathObsession in Death
Rating: 9.3
The Killing WoodsThe Killing Woods
Rating: 10.0
Discworld : Thud!Discworld : Thud!
Rating: 9.0
WeirDo #6: Crazy Weird!WeirDo #6: Crazy Weird!
Rating: 10.0
Hiding PhilHiding Phil
Rating: 9.1
Joyous and MoonbeamJoyous and Moonbeam
Rating: 4.5
River RiddleRiver Riddle
Rating: 9.9
Star Wars Jedi Academy #4: A New ClassStar Wars Jedi Academy #4: A New Class
Rating: 9.9
The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the DriverThe Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver
Rating: 3.3
Don't FlushDon't Flush
Rating: 9.3
Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #1 - The Stone of FireGeronimo Stilton Cavemice #1 - The Stone of Fire
Rating: 8.8
The MagicThe Magic
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 9th of June, 2017

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 10/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

Mr Seven thought he was the luckiest boy in the world! All week he has been practising a new song on the piano thanks to the music printed in the back of a book we had just reviewed (Te Pamu o Koro Meketanara). Now here was a second book in the series - just as colourful and with just as much fun packed inside! When I gave it to him, he did not wait for me to sing it through first. He and his sister took off with it and opened it straight away at the back page so he could check out the music.

The notation was just a little bit more complicated than the song in the first book as it included another new note. I asked if he could figure out what it might be, but he had already worked out that it was the C above Middle C and had located it all by himself on the piano. He needed some help with the fingering, however, as this was the first time he had learned a tune that spanned a whole octave. Once he had that sussed, he was away, sight reading and sounding out the words to fit as he went along.

I cannot emphasise too much how useful these books are as an educational tool. Here was a seven year old who six months ago could not read music at all, let alone sound out written Maori, singing the lyrics without assistance and accompanying himself. There is a huge sense of achievement for a child both in the reading skills and in the coordination of hand, eye and vocal skills. In other words, he was extremely pleased with himself!

The music is, of course, only a small part of a beautifully designed book. The words are all in Te Reo; no barrier for a child who is enjoying increasing his knowledge of the language daily and trying to use it in everyday communications. He is lucky to be at a school where students are encouraged to become bilingual and are actively taught to speak and read in Maori. And of course he had a head start with the book as he already knew the tune and the words in English.

I love the way Bixley has set the bus in a kiwi setting and presented all the passengers (and the driver!) as a variety of creatures on a sightseeing trip around the country. Each page is signposted with a clue so the reader can work out where it is. Mr Seven and I especially liked Nga Kohatu with the elephant selling ice-creams from his kiosk so the hot travellers could get out of their bus, and Nga Ahi Tupua with the animals ready to go skiing against a backdrop of snow-clad volcanos. This is such an imaginative way to present some of New Zealand's most famous spots, and after Mr Seven had finished playing the song, we had a geography quiz as we tried to match up the pictures and signposts with the locations listed on the map near the back of the book.

We are both totally sold on this series. The books are beautiful, they are interactive, they are cleverly designed, and they teach kids to learn in a fun way. I hope there will be many more to follow!

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 7.0
Product reviews for listing 1406: Dragonlance Tales III - Love and War -  Written by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

Product image for Dragonlance Tales III - Love and WarThe legend of Raistlin's Daughter!

For the first time Caramon, the surviving twin of the enigmatic and powerful mage, tells one of the strangest and best-loved tales in all of Krynn.

Plus immerse yourself in nine additional exciting short stories - tales of chivalry and affection, heroic quests and foul villany, magic in battle and transcendant defeat - featuring all the beloved companions and fantastic creatures of the best-selling Dragonlance Saga.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?"
unattributed

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream