Author(s): Dave Gunson
The natural world of our backyards includes many fascinating native and introduced species, from fungi, butterflies and moths, spiders and weta to reptiles and beautiful birds. Just as children enjoy encounters with garden wildlife, they'll love learning about it as they colour in the simple, bold illustrations in this book, the latest in the 'read, colour and keep' series from Dave Gunson. Read: Each page carries a sentence or two of introductory text alongside a traceable black-and-white line illustration ready to be coloured in. Colour: An A4 double-page colour insert will guide children on realistic colour and markings. Keep: Every illustration page is perforated to enable the completed drawing to be taken out of the book for display.
Dave Gunson is a prolific writer and illustrator of children's books. His highly successful colour-illustrated 'All About' series includes Birds, Insects, Plants, Seashore, Sea Life, Freshwater Life, Garden Wildlife and Life of the Past. The Big Book of New Zealand Wildlife is a marvellous 160-page compendium for children featuring the entire span of New Zealand's wildlife. Dave has produced three best-selling 'Read, Colour and Keep' books based on the successful natural history series: New Zealand Birds, New Zealand Wildlife, and New Zealand Shore & Sea Life. He also wrote and illustrated Grandpa Ngata and the Seagull (2012). All of the titles listed above are from New Holland Publishers.