E Oma, Karetao Hiko (Run, Robot) is the thirteenth of 20 books of the Bud-e Reading programme for children 4-7 years old that are now available in te reo Maori.The books encourage children to learn to read and write through fun stories and also develop children's reading confidence. All of the stories have humour, engaging characters and amusing illustrations that capture children's interest. The books gradually introduce new words and constructions and build the word bank children need to become independent readers.
Jill Eggleton QSO is an internationally renowned literacy consultant, author of more than 800 children's books and has had a wealth of teaching experiences over 30 years. She has written for teachers on literacy, provided training courses, and developed The Sails and The Key Links Series reading programme, which sold over 55 million copies. She received the Companion of the Queen's Service Order for services to education and literacy.