Title: Kia Hou Taku Tou!
I Need a New Bum!
Author: Dawn McMillan
Illustrator: Ross Kinnaird
Translated by Stephanie Huriana Fong
ISBN: 978-1-99-004224-9
RRP: $21.00
Specs: 230 x 215 mm portrait, 32 pp, colour
Publishing: 1 September 2022

To mark ten years since the first publication of I Need a New Bum!, and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022, Oratia is delighted to present this children’s favourite in a new bilingual edition.

All of the colourful and active main text is in Māori, following our hero as he searches for a tou hou/new bum, after finding that his one has a crack.

‘Subtitles’ in English run at the bottom of the page to help readers of all ages to understand and learn.

After editions in Chinese, Italian, Korean and Portuguese, it’s a pleasure to ‘bring the bum home’ into Stephanie Fong’s gorgeous rhyming reo.