Ngā Rongoā a Nanny Mihi / Nanny Mihi’s Medicine
This story is told by Nanny Mihi’s mokopuna who go to stay and are looking a bit peaky.
Nanny Mihi takes her mokopuna for a walk as she knows just what they need to fix a cold. In the bush they find plants that can be made into natural medicines. Each day the family visits the bush to collect what they need to cure colds, soothe cuts and grazes and make healing teas. A few days later when Nanny Mihi is feeling māuiui, the children know exactly how to help her.
I love how English and Te Reo are written side by side and children can gain an understanding of the meaning by enjoying the story. Many pages also have footnote explanations. The story is beautifully written and illustrated and the herbal recipes at the back of the book are a really nice touch! I found the information on herbal remedies very interesting.
This is another great Nanny Mihi story!
Title: Ngā Rongoā a Nanny Mihi / Nanny Mihi’s Medicine
Author: Melanie Drewery
Illustrator: Suzanne Simpson
Translator: Kanapu Rangitauira
Publisher: Oratia Books
Publication: June 2022
Ages: 4-9 years
Reviewer: Angela Thompson, Library Lead Teacher, Remarkables Primary School, Queenstown
How are you recommending this book? Highly recommended
Opening sentence: Kei te taha o te moana te kāinga o Nanny Mihi. Nanny Mihi lives in her whare by the sea.
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