We chose this book alongside translator Karena Kelly for its energy and humour, which align so well with te ao Māori, and a language level that suits both beginning and experienced speakers.

Rachel Lawson, Publisher

Arewhana Hunahuna


A reo Māori edition of a brilliantly interactive, internationally bestselling picture book that tickles the funny bones of both children and adults.

Kei te hia hunahuna a Arewhana. Nau mai, whakapiri mai! Otirā kia kaha koe – ka KINO tana pai!

A small boy and his elephant play an absurd game of hide and seek in this beautifully illustrated picture book that will have young readers shouting out loud in delight, and adults laughing too, as Elephant hides, in full view. This game-inside-a-book celebrates imaginative play and is perfect for sharing with children who will love being better at finding the elephant than the boy. Watch out for the tortoise, too…

Written and illustrated by David Barrow, translated by Karena Kelly.

Also available in English


  • Book Details

    Country of Origin United Kingdom and New Zealand
    Reader Age 2-5 year
    Book Size

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