Reviews: Books and Magazines

 

Ko Wai E Huna Ana?

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Who’s hiding? Who’s crying? Who’s backwards? Can you tell? Look again…18 fun-loving animals can be found on each question-posing page. This popular Gecko Press book was originally passed in 2008 and has been republished in Te Reo Māori as Ko Wai E Huna Ana?

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Hairy Maclary nō te Tēri a Tānarahana

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For the first time Lynley Dodd’s famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is available in Maori. Translated by broadcaster, actor and writer, Waihoroi Shortland.

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The Moose and the Goose

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Heaps of fun is to be had in reading kiwi team Juliette MacIver and Jenny Cooper’s The Moose and the Goose. Rhyming text carries you on a journey as the characters board a train, squeeze in the packed-full caboose and meet various other characters doing slightly ridiculous things.

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Mrs Mo’s Monster

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Mrs Mo’s Monster is about a monster eating all kinds of stuff. Mrs Mo asks the monster if he wants to try a new thing and the monster says NO, No, NO! At the end of the story, it’s Mr Mo’s birthday and Mrs Mo and the monster pull party crackers to celebrate. The monster finds out that he can do all kinds of things.

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The Family Cookbook

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Food Tube is Jamie Oliver’s YouTube community of food lovers – the series showcases the most popular talent on the channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JamieOliver

One of the first three books in the affordable Food Tube series, The Family Cookbook features recipes by Kerryann Dunlop – a real mum living in the real world on a real budget!

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Stories for 6 Year Olds and Stories for 7 Year Olds

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Chosen with 6 and 7 year olds in mind, these are energetic collections of wonderful children’s stories. They are written by some of New Zealand’s leading writers for children such as Kate de Goldi, Barbara Else, Sandy McKay and Jane Buxton, as well as other seasoned and up-and-coming writers.

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The Cake Book

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Food Tube is Jamie Oliver’s YouTube community of food lovers – the series showcases the most popular talent on the channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JamieOliver

One of the first three books in the affordable Food Tube series, The Cake Book is from the cupcake queen of Food Tube, Jemma Wilson (Cupcake Jemma).

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My Heart is Laughing

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Dani’s been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But when some girls in Dani’s class start being cruel to her, it starts a chain of rather unhappy events…It would all be okay if only Ella would move back.

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The BBQ Book

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Food Tube is Jamie Oliver’s YouTube community of food lovers – the series showcases the most popular talent on the channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JamieOliver

One of the first three books in the affordable Food Tube series, The BBQ Book features recipes by DJ BBQ America’s ‘king of the coals, wood and fire’.

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The Calorie Myth

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The premise of The Calorie Myth is that the traditional way of thinking about calories in vs calories out is flawed science.  Instead, much research would appear to support the fact that the types of food one consumes, not the amount (and amount of exercise) is the secret to maintaining a healthy weight, and better health in general.  Basically, The Calorie Myth supports a paleo diet and exercising smarter, not longer, in order to live healthier lifestyle.

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