A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree | Book Review

This very special large-format hardback edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of Aotearoa’s most beloved and iconic Christmas story – A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree.

This beautiful hardback gift edition celebrates New Zealand’s version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
A pukeko in a ponga tree

Written by the distinguished composer and Māori Language Commissioner, Sir Kingi M. Ihaka, and teamed with iconic illustrations by famed pop artist Dick Frizzell, this story has captivated and entertained children for four generations. It has been performed in concerts, adapted into Christmas plays and even inspired a festive community light show on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge.

A new edition

This new edition of the story includes play-along music notation and chords, as well as a QR code that takes you to the song video so everyone can sing along!

This very special 40th anniversary hardback edition is a gift to treasure and deserves a place on every bookshelf.

To get your copy, visit Penguin Books.

A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree

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