Friday, 17 May 2013


NZ Writer & Illustrator
Sandra Morris
Discovering New Zealand Birds
New Holland Publishers 2013 (1994)           $17.99pb  32 pages
ISBN 978 1 8696 6390 2 

A very welcome reprint of a really attractive book showing fourteen well-known New Zealand birds in bright watercolour and quite full text which makes it also suitable for secondary school.  Discovering New Zealand Birds has been around libraries (school, college and personal) for the past nineteen years so it may be time to replace what are probably rather battered copies with the new edition.  The whole book has been redesigned and the text updated. 

Year 3 up/ Age 7 up (although much younger children will enjoy recognising the images.) 

Sandra Morris has worked as an art editor and illustrator for the NZ School Journal and has designed and written many of her own books. She runs the Sandra Morris Illustration Agency - visit:

Photo shows Sandra Morris at work in the field. 
Courtesy of Sandra Morris 

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