WorldCat Identities

Laga'aia, Jay

Overview
Works: 116 works in 241 publications in 1 language and 2,470 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Songs and music  Picture books  Children's audiobooks  Children's songs  Pictorial works  Children's television programs  Animated television programs  Humorous songs 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Actor, Performer, Vocalist
Classifications: PZ7.I273, A823.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jay Laga'aia
The whale rider by Witi Ihimaera( Recording )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Kahu craves her great-grandfather's love and attention. But he's focused on his duties as Chief of a tribe that claims descent from the legendary 'whale rider'. In every generation since the whale rider, a male has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir - there's only Kahu. She should be next in line for the title, but her great-grandfather is blinded by tradition and sees no use for a girl. Kahu will not be ignored. And in her struggle she has a unique ally: the whale rider himself
Carnival of the animals : a parade of kids' classics by Justine Clarke( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is no finer introduction to classical music than these iconic works for children, featuring first-rate music for orchestra with an accompanying narration. ABC Kids celebrities Justine, Jay and Georgie bring their acting skills and great sense of fun to the stories of Babar the Elephant, Sebastian the Fox, Peter and the Wolf, and Nick Enright?s Carnival of the Animals. New recordings from the TSO and ASO bring out all the colour and excitement of this highly characterful and descriptive music. You?ll recognise the tunes ? relish the opportunity to introduce a new generation of young listeners to this captivating experience!"--ABC.net.au
The lion sleeps tonight by Luigi Creatore( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture book. In the jungle the mighty jungle, The lion sleeps tonight Hush my darling, dont fear my darling, The lion sleeps tonight ... The best-loved song is now available in paperback. Includes CD with recording by popular actor/singer Jay Lagaaia
We're going on a santa hunt by Laine Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We're going on a Santa hunt. We're going to find the jolly one! I can't wait. Presents for you and me! Race with the animals as they try to deliver their letters to Santa before it's too late! But look out for chugging trains, running reindeer, busy elves and more obstacles in their way!
We're going on an egg hunt by Laine Mitchell( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join all the animals friends on their very adventurous egg hunt! Will they find lots of chocolate to share? But look out-these curious hunters might also find an uneggspected surprise!
Oh dear, what can the matter be? by P Crumble( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-school age
Play school( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come and join us as we play with Nursery Rhymes, with fun characters, lots of music and movement, and new surprises every day on The Nursery Rhyme Peek-a-Boo board. Sing along to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Incy Wincy Spider, Hey Diddle Diddle and many more Nursery Rhyme favourites. Special guest musician George Washingmachine joins us in studio for an episode with a collection of his instruments to add to the fun!
Baby elephant walk by Hal David( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a song in which baby elephants go on a walk in the jungle, and play and dance with the other animals
Five Little Ducks Went Off to School by Peter Millett( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New picture book and sing-along set for the back-to-school season. Five little ducks need to get to class - but oops, what have they each forgotten?"--Publisher information
Egg hunting we will go by Jay Laga'aia( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egg hunting we will go! Egg hunting we will go! Use your eyes to find the surprise! Egg hunting we will go! What surprises can you spy along the way?
Once were warriors by Alan Duff( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLAYAWAY: Once Were Warriors is Alan Duff's harrowing vision of his country's indigenous people two hundred years after the English conquest. In prose that is both raw and compelling, it tells the story of Beth Heke, a Maori woman struggling to keep her family from falling apart, despite the squalor and violence of the housing projects in which they live. Conveying both the rich textures of Maori tradition and the wounds left by its absence, Once Were Warriors is a masterpiece of unblinking realism, irresistible energy, and great sorrow
My old man, he played rugby by Peter Millett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My old man, he played one, he played front row in the scrum, with a heave ho, here we go, playing in the zone, my old man came charging home!
Family time by Jay Laga'aia( Recording )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jay Laga'aia is one of Australia's most recognised faces having starred in an extraordinary number of films, TV programs and stage productions. Jay has released a host of highly successful children's albums with ABC Music including, 'I Can Play Anything' and 'Ten In The Bed'. He returns now with 'Family Time'- songs that allow your child to dream or to imagine; to play by themselves or with others. 'Family Time' is a musical reflection of a childhood filled with wondrous vocal adventures. From the title track (Family Time) through to a rapping welcome (Hi Jay); Family Time takes us on a journey to old and new destinations. Jay has entertained children throughout Australia with his live children's show, Jay's Place Live. He is well known for taking time out to visit hospitals and schools to teach, but mainly to bond with the local community. On 'Family Time' Jay is also joined on some tracks by his children: Georgia Rose Laga'aia joins her dad in a duet on 'Horse with Striped Pyjamas.' While the Backing vocals on 'Too Many Bubbles in the Bathtub' - is covered by Georgia Rose, Katie and Bella Laga'aia
We're going on a croc hunt by Louis Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join the gang in a croc hunt game! But beware, the brave animals just might find a real croc - what will they do then?
Never smile at a crocodile by Jack Lawrence( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture book about three animal friends travelling amidst crocodile-ridden swamps, jungles, cityscapes and circus arenas, never quite safe, and most certainly never smiling at Mr Crocodile ... well, everyone, that is, except for the daredevil monkey! Accompanied by a CD featuring the song with vocals by Jay Laga'aia, and an instrumental track. Suggested level: junior
Jay's jungle( Recording )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jay's Jungle is a fun filled, engaging rumble through a stylised jungle, where questions are asked and ideas explored through music, story and playful characters that captivate and inspire young minds. Featuring everyone's favourite children's entertainer Jay Laga'aia. The whole family will love Jay and love the soundtrack to the show 'Rumble, Rumble! Songs from the Jungle' filled with song, dance and music. Jay Laga'aia is one of Australia's most recognised faces having starred in an extraordinary number of films, TV programs and stage productions. Jay has released a host of highly successful children's albums with ABC Music including, 'I Can Play Anything' and 'Ten in the bed'. He returns now with 'Family Time'- songs that allow your child to dream or to imagine; to play by themselves or with others. Jay has entertained children throughout Australia with his live children's show, Jay's Place Live. He is well known for taking time out to visit hospitals and schools to teach, but mainly to bond with the local community
The kiwi go marching one by one by Peter Millett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The kiwi go marching one by one, hooray, hooray! Gather friends and sing along to this cheeky, chirpy kiwi song, and we'll all have fun when kiwi go one by one!"--Publisher information
I can play anything by Jay Laga'aia( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jay Laga'aia has released his second CD especially for children. Star of stage, screen and TV, Jay Laga'aia is particularly familiar to fans of Play School where he has been a presenter for 10 years. All the tracks on I Can Play Anything were written by Jay and encourage children to join along with Jay singing and dancing and best of all to use their imagination. The music on the CD is varied and inspired by Jay's many musical influences including James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bob Marley and James Taylor as well as drawing inspiration from Jay's Polynesian roots. Children, parents and families will thoroughly enjoy this CD and is perfect for the car, parties and fun filled days bopping around the house
Play School. come and play( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join the fun of making music with Justine, Jay, Alex, Abi, Teo and some special guests as Play School takes a journey through a wide range of musical styles, from hip hop to classical. In each episode, we explore new ways of making and enjoying music through stories and play, and we meet a section of the orchestra. And of course the toys are there too with a few musical treats of their own
Christmas at Jay's place by Jay Laga'aia( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas At Jay's Place is a collection of Jay's favourite Christmas songs performed in his own inimitable style
 
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The whale rider
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Never smile at a crocodile
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English (100)