Author(s): Feana Tu'akoi
Jonah is so excited to be starting kindergarten ...but when he finally gets there and looks in the window, he notices that everybody else seems to know each other - and he knows nobody. He pleads with his mother to take him home again. Next day, Grandpa takes Jonah for a walk ...and lo and behold they end up at the kindergarten. Jonah doesn't want to go in, but Grandpa asks the teacher if he (Grandpa) can have a go in the sandpit! A fun time ensues, and by the end of the session, Jonah has made a friend.
Author of Scholastic's much acclaimed 'What is a ... ?' series, Feana Tu'akoi lives in Hamilton. She herself is a Pakeha married to a Tongan, and says people are often surprised to discover that she is the mother of her children!