Bright colourful illustrations make this board book a perfect introduction to the world of New Zealand birds for young children. Including sparrow, tui, fantail, red-billed gull as well as kiwi and kaka, children will recognise those found in their everyday environment and discover new birds further afield. English and Maori names are included for each bird and an accompanying book, NZ Bugs and Critters is available for parents wanting to explore New Zealand wildlife with their children. Dave Gunson’s engaging illustration style is a proven winner with children of all ages.
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, Garden Wildlife and Wildlife of the Past and is published by New Holland. He has also produced four best-selling natural history Read, Colour and Keep colouring-in books - Birds, Shore and Sea Life, New Zealand Wildlife and Garden Wildlife, and the encyclopaedic Big Book of New Zealand Wildlife. His children's picture book Grandpa Ngata and the Seagull has been followed by The New Zealand Wildlife Activity Book published with New Holland. He lives and works in a garden studio in Auckland.