Saturday, 12 October 2013


NZ Writer and Illustrator
Gillian Candler, illustrated by Ned Barraud
In the Garden – Explore & Discover the New Zealand Backyard
Craig Potton Publishing 2013   $19.99pb           32pp
ISBN 978 1 8775 1799 0

Themes: NZ birds, insects and mammals/ ’Wild life’ in the backyard

The wild side of our New Zealand backyards is explored here with many questions posed for the reader, plentiful fact boxes and images detailed enough to allow easy identification of common birds, animals and insects.  
The writer, Gillian Candler, was the convenor of judges for the 2012 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards and the illustrator, Nick Barraud, works at Weta Digital and is an enthusiast for all he can find in the garden with his three small children.
Preschool up/ Age 4 up (and, again, much older children and adults will enjoy this too – and find it useful).

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