The Twelve Days of Kiwi Christmas
Description: “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a meat pie from the local dairy!” Sing along with iconic entertainer, Pio Terei, counting the twelve days of (Kiwi) Christmas!
Author Biography: Myles Lawford is a Kiwi through and through. He grew up in New Zealand and studied art at university in New Zealand. Illustrating The 12 Days of Kiwi Christmas was a chance for Myles to relive his childhood – to bring back memories of summer holidays at the beach, when you could go to the local diary with $1 and come back with a huge bag of lollies! Pio Terei is one of New Zealand’s most popular and personable entertainers. He is also a positive parenting advocate and spokesperson and has presented No Sweat Parenting shows around the country for many years, helping to write and present a series of the same name for Maori TV. Kotuku and Te Okahurangi Tibble are a husband-and-wife team. Kotuku Tibble is a former te reo Maori teacher who now commentates sports in te reo for Maori television. As a licensed translator with a love for rhythm, Kotuku enjoyed the challenge of translating this children’s song.