Tu Meke Tui is a children's book written by Malcolm Clarke, illustrated by Flox (Aka Hayley King), designed and published Mary Egan Publishing.
The idea for Tu Meke Tui was born out of Malcolm's appreciation for New Zealand native wildlife and his desire to expose young readers to the wonders of the natural. Tumeke is a New Zealand Maori word which means to startle or take flight. In recent years, tu meke (as two words) has developed as a colloquial phrase meaning "too much", and is used to express excitement or being shaken up.
Tu meke Tui is a story of friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it's our differences which make us truly special.
We accept the following: