Po and his friends loved the playground. But when they arrived at the empty swing, a tiny ant was sitting on it. “Shoo ant!” said Uta.
“But the ant was here first,” said Po. Po’s kindness is soon repair … in a most unexpected way.
The idea for this story popped into my head while I was waiting for my (shopaholic) wife at the Powerhouose Museum in Sydney. There were loads of kids in the playground, and I suddenly wondered what would happen if a hippo sat on the seesaw. It took over three years for the story of big-hearted Po to slowly come to life.
It’s also available in Te Reo – E Pioi e Po.
The fabulous illustrations are by Katz Cowley.