For Each And Every Child
He Taongo Tonu te Tamariki
Editor: Alex Collins
Translator: Heni Jacob
Designer: Luke Kelly
Illustrators: Matt Gauldie, Leilani Isara, Andrew Burdan, Elspeth Alix Batt,
Rachael Walker,Tom Simpson, Stephen Crowe, Bruce Potter, Rebecca Kereopa.
This magnificent book aims to empower children and communities, ensuring that every child is valued through respecting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
For Each And Every Child is a book about the non-negotiable rights of children. Powerful images throughout show adults taking care of and respecting children in many ways. Each page discusses a practical way to support children and overcome some of the problems deeply embedded in society.
By teaching kids, letting them ask questions and by allowing them to explore their dreams and fears, we empower them to make the best choices.
Stunning illustrations from nine New Zealand artists are tied together with a bilingual text, which runs along the bottom of each page on a fresh green flax leaf.
The full text is translated in Te Reo Maori, sharing this knowledge respectfully with all local communities. This supports the right children have to practice their own languages and cultures.
He Taongo Tonu te Tamariki has many captivating images which reflect life in New Zealand.
Full of excitement, torch light and the dramatic shadows of a full moon, a spectacular illustration shows dad teaching his kids traditional fishing skills.
A Pacifica father in blue jeans takes the stance of the hero protector. His outstretched palm crackles with power as he holds a force field bubble around his kids who are playing draughts on the living room floor.
Every child has the right in Aotearoa to be provided with food, shelter and protection from harm.
Our communities can help keep families strong and healthy by their positive role modelling, loving and caring for all kids, especially when their own families can’t.
Through a lush rural landscape a grandmother walks hand in hand with a child who is perhaps returning from school. She has a traditional keti on her back, a parallel in time and culture to the child’s pink zip up backpack.
We must remember to give emotional support in tough times and let children have time to play and rest. These points may seem common sense but there are many children in the world who do not have these opportunities.
A small community work on the seashore replanting grasses. Pohutakawa blossom along the edge of the estuary while even toddlers lend a hand. It is the adult’s role to show children how to care for the land and all the things we share it with.
This book was created with the help of many sponsors including the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. The foreword by Andrew Becroft, Principal Youth Court Judge, highlights the import role this book can play in building healthier communities.
He sees in his work the impact that growing up in an abusive or dysfunctional family has. Neglect and poor role modelling often leads to deep-rooted anger and insecurities which develop into distressing behaviours, often with violent outcomes.
The essence of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child advocates the best interests of children everywhere. This selection of rights demonstrates the values of compassion, respect and support through which healthy, happy children can flourish.
This New Zealand focused Unicef publication follows the themes of an earlier globally focused publication in 2000 called For Every Child. See below for more information on this earlier publication.
Please follow the link below if you would like to buy the New Zealand version of this Unicef book.
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- Age Range: 3+
- Paperback: 20 pages
- Publisher: Learning Media Ltd.
- Publication Date: 2012
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-0790 338699
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 19.5 cm
FOR EVERY CHILD
This globally focused picture book for children portrays the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in words and pictures.
For Every Child has a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and beautiful artwork by fourteen well known international children’s illustrators including Shirley Hughes, Jerry Pinkney and P.J Lynch.
- Age Range: 3+
- Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: Red Fox
- Publication Date: 10 Jan 2002.
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099408651
- ISBN-13: 978-0099408659
- Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 21 x 1 cm
UNICEF: For Every Child 2010