My New Zealand Colours Book

Te Papa Press

My New Zealand Colours Book


This gorgeous hardback book 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 123 Book, while fun and engaging text in te reo Māori and English invites children to inspect each artwork closely for intriguing details.

The book is themed around letters, numbers and colours, allowing parents and teachers to read the book 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. This beautifully-designed book may be bought for the very small, but they’ll be treasured by the whole family for many years.

My New Zealand 123 Book

Extent: 40p

Publication date: November 2014