White Ravens: Maori
New Zealand (Maori) - 2004 - 243
Gabel, Ngāreta (text)
Teo, Ali (illus.)
Jensen, Astrid (illus.)
Tekiteora, kei hea ō hū ?
(Tekiteora, where are your shoes?)
Wellington : Huia, 2003.  p.
(English ed.: Oh Hogwash, Sweet Pea!)
Girl – Shoes – Losing – Excuse – Imagination
Every morning, when the mother asks her little daughter where she has left her shoes, the girl cooks up some crazy excuse. Enthusiastically, she launches into wild tall tales involving an army of ants, a fashion- conscious giraffe and some talking birds who all make use of the girl’s footwear in the most unusual ways – while her amused parents dig out the lost items from remote places in- and outside the house. The short entertaining story is perfectly complemented by bold, computer-generated mixed-media collages in loud colours. The dynamic pictures show both the funny scenes of everyday family life and the girl’s imaginative ramblings in a style that mirrors that of successful British illustrator Lauren Child. (Te Kura Pounamu Award; 2003) (3+)