Tongan child book expands to bilingual activity series

BELFIELD academic and native Tongan Ana Kautoga’s first book ‘A Little Boy Named John and His Little Bird’, in English with a Tongan translation, was so popular upon its release last year, that she has now developed a ‘Twinnies’ bilingual reading and activity book series.

“Some customers wrote and asked if I could do a Fijian book. Fiji is my husband’s nationality and I do speak a bit of Fijian. I am intending to do a book on Fiji myths in the next month,” she said.
Ana has also produced ‘Gift of Giving’ with inspirational writings for youth, and along with her sister, Fina Veukiso, an Aged Care educational series. All are available at