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281 Karangahape Rd Auckland

Te Papa Press

My New Zealand 123 Book


Learn numbers- from one to one million!- with amazing art and objects from Te Papa and fun rhyming text in this gorgeous board book. 

Each book in this gorgeous series offers very young readers (0–3 year olds) an immersive experience of New Zealand art and a fun, educational experience, all in one. Beautiful and interesting paintings, sculptures, photographs and objects from Te Papa’s collections take centre stage in My New Zealand ABC Book, My New Zealand 123 Book and My New Zealand Colours Book, while fun and engaging text in te reo Mäori and English invites children to inspect each artwork closely for intriguing details.

The books are themed around letters, numbers and colours, allowing parents and teachers to read the books with children in a myriad of different ways – focusing on the artworks, practising counting, letters or colour recognition, or simply enjoying the quirky combinations of language and image.

Featuring beloved favourites and seldom-seen treasures, these selections allow toddlers and families to explore the national art collection at home. These beautifully-designed books may be bought for the very small, but they’ll be treasured by the whole family for many years.