by Eleitino Paddy Walker
Auckland, New Zealand: Native Council
“ To comfort someone who is feeling sad is one of the kindest things you can do. It also makes you feel good to lift an unhappy heart.”
In a Pacific Island village, the peace bird flies around looking for children with whom he can share messages of love and peace. In this story, he befriends Tama and Tiana, who are caring for their grandfather since he is grieving the recent loss of his beloved wife. This is a beautifully uplifting story for children and adults alike, with stunning watercolour illustrations which show scenes of Pacific life.
A New Zealand Curriculum-linked activity for this picture book can be found here.