Ko te Pūtake mō te Kirihimete | The Reason for Christmas (book only)


‘Ko te Pūtake mō te Kirihimete | The Reason for Christmas’ is the fourth book in the Rainbow Book Collection, and is a very merry red/whero.



Ko te Pūtake mō te Kirihimete | The Reason for Christmas is Loopy Tunes Preschool Music’s fourth bilingual children’s songbook, and the first of our Christmas books.

Each of the books feature our hand-drawn bird characters introduced in our first book, ‘E Rima Ngā Manu | Five Little Birds’. In this fourth pukapuka, the birds meet a new friend (our endemic Powelliphanta giant snail) as they try to figure out the real reason for Christmas.

Our ‘Ko te Pūtake mō te Kirihimete’ and ‘The Reason for 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:

Ko te Pūtake mō te Kirihimete: lyric music video

The Reason for Christmas: music 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!