Kia Ora (Hello)


The boy in this story goes around asking his family members how they are, and gets a wide variety of responses. Of course, each person is wrapped up in their own activities, so the boy moves on to the next one. His friend scoots past and comes in to ask the boy how he is. At last, he can say he is “tino pai”!

This book helps teachers and children to ask and answer the simplest of greetings in a fun and natural way.


  • Repetitive sentence structure: “Kei te pēhea koe? Kei te ….. ahau” (How are you? I am …..)
  • Vocabulary for asking and answering about feelings
  • Singalong CD which turns the book into a catchy song
  • English translation
  • List of activity ideas to make this much more than a fun book to do on the mat!
  • Picture glossary
  • Guitar chords


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