Review of Ocean for Kiwi Babies – Fraser Williamson & Matthew Williamson

Posted: May 29, 2020 in children, picture book, Review
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This beautiful, brightly illustrated board book introduces babies to the sea creatures of Aotearoa in English and in Maori.

Let’s go exploring under the sea in English and Maori.

From the beaches and rocky coastline to under the waves around Aotearoa New Zealand, vibrant pictures introduce Kiwi babies to the beautiful variety of creatures that populate our ocean. Simple and eye-catching, with essential words in English and Maori, this board book is sure to captivate our littlest learners.

Ocean for Kiwi Babies

Fraser Williamson & Matthew Williamson

Picture Puffin

Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan Butterworth

This is a board book that shows some of the creatures in the ocean and gives both the English and Maori name for each.  The words are displayed on the left hand page in large text that is easy to read and on a solidly coloured background that is different for every creature.

The right side has a lifelike illustration of the creature featured.  The illustrations are very realistic looking and attractive, with bright colours and boldly depicted features.

In the back of the book there is a chart that tells you how to pronounce the Maori names of the sea life depicted.

This is a cute book that will be a handy way for little ones to explore the ocean / moana and be introduced to some of the creatures living in its depths.

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