He Kirihimete Karakara | It’s A Colourful Kiwi Christmas (book only)


‘He Kirihimete Karakara | It’s A Colourful Kiwi Christmas’ is the fifth, and final, book in the Rainbow Book Collection, and is a light Christmas green/kākāriki.



He Kirihimete Karakara | A Colourful Kiwi Christmas is Loopy Tunes Preschool Music’s fifth, and final, bilingual, children’s songbook.

Each of the books feature our hand-drawn bird characters introduced in our first book, ‘E Rima Ngā Manu | Five Little Birds’. In this fifth pukapuka, the last book in our collection is an explosion of all the awesome colours we see around us when we celebrate our summery Kiwi Christmas!

Our ‘He Kirihimete Karakara Kiwi’ and ‘A Colourful Kiwi Christmas’ waiata were released in digital-form only. Check them both out on all major digital music platforms and hit the links below to watch and listen on YouTube:

He Kirihimete Karakara Kiwi: lyric video

A Colourful Kiwi Christmas: lyric video


All books purchased from our online shop are printed by Blueprint Limited, here in Ōtautahi/Christchurch. This book is also available as an e-book.

Please note, this is currently only for New Zealand and Australian orders. For worldwide shipping, head to THIS LINK for a list of Online Bookstores to place overseas orders through.

If you’d like the book signed, and written for a specific person/children, just pop the details in the “Add A Note” section, on the Checkout page.


​Illustrator – Rosina Cater

Publisher – Therese Fisher (KingFisher Publishing)

Licensed Māori Translator – Urupikia Minhinnick

Book Layout – Imelda Morgan (Two Sparrows Design)


More info on our Rainbow Book Collection, here. We hope you and your tamariki enjoy reading and singing the book together!