This is a really stunning New Zealand children's book written by Malcolm Clarke.
The rhyming fun story tells of a Tui and a Takahe both brave New Zealand native birds. Tere the Tui loves to flit and twirl about in the sky, while the other prefers to rustle around in the undergrowth. Tu Meke Tui is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it's our differences that make us truly special.
It is illustrated by Flox, a well-loved Auckland artist known for her bright, bold graffiti art. In Tu Meke Tui her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers are lush and gorgeous and make you want to turn the page to see her vibrant depictions of the bush and the birds and the other creatures in this delightful book.
In the back of this book there is a 'Did you spot' section. It shows the forest friends of the Tui and makes a good extra activity to see you can go back and find them all.
This beautiful paperback book makes a lovely gift for young children and their parents, alike.