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E Kō, E Kō - Morning Chorus (from Night is a Blanket)

E kō, k kō.

by Hirini Melbourne

illustration by Peter Campbell

This Māori song, with an English translation, encourages children to make connections to their experiences of hearing bird songs as the new day arrives. This poem is best used for shared reading. The birds illustrated around the poem are, anticlockwise from top left, grey warbler, stitchbird, tūì, saddleback, bellbird, and whitehead. 

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Series: Ready to Read Colour Wheel

Learning area: The Arts

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Publication date: January 2008

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