Rainbow Collection

Five Bilingual Children’s Books

A collaborative team effort with a proudly NZ-based team of wāhine toa!

This is the five-book RAINBOW COLLECTION of bilingual Māori/English books, based on original waiata, written by Siu Williams-Lemi.

Listen to the songs from the books on all major platforms:

Illustrator – Rosina Cater (Beanie Paints)

Publisher – Therese Fisher (KingFisher Publishing)

Licensed Māori Translator – Urupikia Minhinnick

Book Layout – Imelda Morgan (Two Sparrows Design)

Click on a book cover to jump to view information and free downloads for each book.

Five Little Birds book

Tahi

E Rima Ngā Manu | Five Little Birds

Book released 13 October, 2019

E Rima Ngā Manu | Five Little Birds videos

Five Little Birds Colouring In Sheets

Download colouring sheets:

Huge thanks to Beanie Paints for drawing these up for us.

The Happy Song Book

Rua

Te Waiata Koa | The Happy Song

Book released 8 March, 2020

Videos of The Happy Song Book

The Happy Song Colouring In Sheets

Download colouring sheets:

Huge thanks to Beanie Paints for drawing these up for us.

Ngati Fruit Salad Kid Book

Toru

He Uri Ngati Hua-Rakau | Ngati Fruit Salad Kid

Book released 24 July, 2020

Videos of the Ngāti Fruit Salad Book

The Reason for Christmas Book

Wha

Ko te Putake mo te Kirihimete
The Reason for Christmas

Book released 1 November, 2020

Videos of The Reason for Christmas Book

A Colourful Kiwi Christmas Book

Rima

He Kirihimete Karakara Kiwi
A Colourful Kiwi Christmas

Book released 1 November, 2020

Videos of A Colourful Kiwi Christmas Book