Title: Nanny Mihi’s Medicine
Ngā Rongoā a Nanny Mihi
Author: Melanie Drewery
Illustrator: Suzanne Simpson
Translated by Kanapu Rangitauira
Specs: 230 x 215 mm portrait, PB, 32 pp, colour
Published: 15 June 2022
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Nanny Mihi’s grandchildren excitedly visit her every school holidays. Only this time they arrive with colds …
Nanny takes the kids around her forest and garden, showing them plants that can make them feel better. They find kawakawa and make tea, mānuka to put in the bath and clear their stuffy noses, koromiko to help their headaches, and cabbage tree leaves to help with the cuts and scratches they get in the forest.
By the time they’re well, Nanny is tired and scratched from their foraging — and the kids know just what she needs!
This latest in the popular Nanny Mihi series features an all-new illustration style and a spread of information about the medicines growing around us.