Author(s): Catherine Hannken
Fiapule is invited to his best friend Liam's birthday party, and he really, really wants to go. But there is a problem. The party is on the same day of his sister's christening, and his family won't let him go. Fiapule is taught about fa' Samoa and learns that sometimes you have to put your family first.
The text captures the spirit of New Zealand-Samoan culture and the illustrations create a world that is instantly regognisable to New Zealanders. The family issues raised are relevant to any child, regardless of cultural background. 2009.