This bilingual book with it’s catchy rhyming text and rugby theme will be sure to delight young children. This 1 to 10 counting book includes rugby vocabulary and te reo Māori text. The clear illustrations by Myles Lawford depict the energetic nature of a game of rugby and the liveliness of the crowd. The facial expressions in the illustrations are engaging and contagious. I recommend this book as a read-aloud for pre-schoolers or an independent book for early readers. Children learning te reo Māori will also enjoy this bilingual book.
Title: Rugby 1 2 3 / Whutupōro tahi rua toru
Author: Thalia Kehoe Rowden
Illustrator: Myles Lawford
Publisher: Scholastic NZ
Date of Publication: September 2019
Ages: 3 - 7
Reviewer’s name, job title, school name & region: Elaine Wills, Library manager, Enner Glynn School, Nelson
How are you recommending this book? Recommended
What’s the book’s opening sentence? One white rugby ball to kick and catch and pass.
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