"Tērā tētahi tamaiti e noho ana i te taha o te moana. He nui tōna aroha mō te moana, ā, i ngā rā e āhei ana ka kauhoe ia ... me kī, i te nuinga o ngā rā. He kaikauhoe tino kaha ia.
I tētahi rā, kauhoe ana te tamaiti, ka kite atu ia i te wai i waho rā e tiehutia ana. Ka whai whakaaro ia kia whakatata atu tirotiro ai."
Nā Kiwa Hammond te whakamāoritanga.
This title is also available in the English language The Boy and the Dolphin.
"Every kid I know would want to be this boy, and read this book." Thalia Keown, The Spinoff, 2017
FINALIST, Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori
Watch that dolphin surfing on a surging wave! The strength of this pakiwaitara (story) is the te reo content, which flows as faultlessly as the illustrations. The text encourages the importance of kaitiakitanga by taking care of the environment and being kind to sea creatures. The clever use of watercolour illustrations supports the sea theme, gently reminding the reader that it’s never too late to play with or to save a dolphin.