Finally a te reo Māori edition of one of our favourite Gecko Press books!

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Te Hipo Huna


A te reo Māori edition of this deft and delightful tale, packed with word play and madcap energy.

Written by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Sarah Davis and translated by Karena Kelly.


  • Description

    A class trip to the zoo descends into a chaotic hunt for the missing hippopotamus. Teacher, zookeeper and all the children join the search.

    The noise and drama reach a pitch, and no one thinks to listen to quiet Liam, who really might know where the hippo is hiding.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Reader Age 2-5 year, 5-7 year
    Book Size

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