Hinemoa Te Toa
Hinemoa is really brave. Even dentists don't scare her. When her brother says there is a ghost in his room, it is Hinemoa who stands and tells the ghost to 'bring it on'. But when it comes time for Hinemoa to swim she is too impatient and jumps in the deep end.
A quick trip to the bottom and Hinemoa comes out of the pool a little scared of the water. So Nana has to show her how to conquer her fears and learn to swim.
Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Te Kura Pounamu 2009.