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Gaye's Childrens Books

Nana-Gaye's Little Books

Gaye Hemsley's delightful books will have your children wanting you to read them again and again, and school-aged children will delight in reading them themselves.

To order these books print off this form, then post back to us with your cheque (NZ$ only) or credit card details. Or if you wish you may email your order through.

All prices are for NZ orders, and include GST and P&P. Contact us for p&p costs for overseas orders. A 5% discount applies to orders in excess of NZ$100.

I'm a Little Kiwi


Comes with a CD of a child singing

'I'm a little Kiwi' to the tune of 'I'm a little teapot'





 two Books & CD  $25 

three books & CD $30

Four books (full set) & CD $40


nana gayes little books

Moggies Market Katikati



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Action Books

                                    Ideal for Pre-Schoolers and early childhood teachers:                 

Nana's Gayes Little Book of Limericks

Delightful little Limericks for the young & young at  heart.


A man on a bike peddled up the hill

and stopped at the top for his vitamin pill

he looked at the sky

and said 'Me oh my.'

if it rains I may get a chill.


Sheryl the Spider



After being blown out of her home

on a windy wet morning,

Little spider 'Sheryl' needs to find a new home quickly.  

Her first attempts are unsuccessful.

She doesn't give up.

 This picture book is suitable for young children

showing them how all little insects have a place

and encouraging them not to give up.


All Nanas are Different

A delightful little book in rhyme showing

how all Nanas are different in their hobbies.


My nana likes sewing.

She makes cozy quilts.

from scraps of material,

like calico and silks.

 When she was young

 She made all our clothes .
How she found the time,
No one really knows.


Three Little Spacemen.





A little girl is woken up in the middle of the night by three little visitors from outer space. She is invited to dance to the light of the moon.

‘We’ll dance to the light of the silvery moon & the cat with a fiddle will play us a tune.’

 Delightful illustrations by Peter Anderson in this 16 page picture book. $12 P/P

Pussy Cat at Dancing

Based on a true story about a cat that came to dance classes each Saturday morning. 



  One of the pages from the little book priced at $15

Nine Days to Christmas


A modern story in rhyme depicting

a typical New Zealand Christmas.

First page in Book:

'Nine Days to Christmas
So much to do
Mum has decided
We'll have a barbecue'

check out this video





Hi Diddle Diddle


Family Cat story told by girl's brother:

Hi Diddle Diddle

the cat did a piddle

              on my sister's new dress.

              Mum said don't worry daughter

                   we'll wash it water

          that will clean up the mess ..................

I want to be a Dancer


 $12 P/P

For the





Journey of a Dance Teacher



'Journey of a Dance Teacher'


To be Published early 2019

   Gaye Hemsley dance teacher for over sixty years is writing her memoir

'Journey of a Dance Teacher'



Fun songs from yesteryear

Fun Songs for Children by Children    Price CD is $15

A revival of songs from yesteryear now featuring children's voices

Some songs featured:

How much is that doggie: Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow wow:

Me and my teddy bear:Teddy bears picnic:

Hey little hen: Mares eat oats:You are my Sunshine:

  Powder your face with sunshine: etc etc
Words to songs are included and ideas on how to act out the songs.

Great for teachers of young children

Many of the songs are performed by Gayes dance students and grandchildren.

Grand parents will remember these songs and enjoy passing them on.

 Special thanks to Creative Tauranga for help with funding this project.

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