This text is one of a series of three books, written by a New Zealand teacher, who is passionate about providing access to quality resources for Samaon learners. It is written in English but can be used to teach/reinforce counting in Samoan. As Mase cleans his room he picks up or tidies away one to 10 items. The reader is supported in reading the Samoan numbers by the pictures and with a punctuation guide in the back of the book.
Other texts in the series cover colours and days of the week.
Title: Mase’s Room
Author(s): Dahlia Malaeulu
Illustrator: Darcy Solia
Publisher: Little Island Press
Date of Publication: 2019
Age range: Picture Book
Reviewer: Leanne Nathan, Associate Principal, Clendon Park School, Auckland
How highly are you recommending this book? Recommended
What’s the book’s opening sentence? Mase had to clean up his messy room!
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Dahlia Malaeulu is available to visit schools through the Writers in Schools programme