Tu meke Tuatara is a picture book with a positive message written by Malcolm Clarke. Surrounded by New Zealand native plants and animals, Roger the ruru attempts to cheer up his friend, Tahi the tuatara. Tahi discovers that helping out a friend in need was enough to cheer him up.
Reading this together prompted a discussion around the environment, the animals that live in it and humans. Looking carefully at the illustrations in the text, we could spot a number of native plants and animals - taonga to Aotearoa, New Zealand, hidden and camouflaged in their natural environment. They quickly realised that it was in fact humans that created an issue for Pepe the penguin - looking at the clues in the illustration and the text.