Monday, 1 December 2014

Non-Fiction 8 years up

NZ Writer, Illustrator and Photographers Heather Arnold writer and illustrator with photos of birds from Geoff Moon and Rod Morris Draw New Zealand Birds – A step-by-step guide

Dragon Sauce Books 2014 (2007/ 2008/ 2013)   $24.99pb 32pp
ISBN 978 0 4732 3700 4

Open any page in this award winning book  (LIANZA Elsie Lock Non-Fiction Award 2008) and you are faced with a cornucopia of ideas and with enough stimulation to want to begin drawing at once. This is a reprint (by Dragon Sauce Books) and was first published by Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd in 2007. At that time I was working with a group of 8-12 year olds in the Kiwi Conservation Club (Forest & Bird)  and I remember how much pleasure and help we had from it. I feel this is the most handsome edition of the book to date and who could resist page 7 with its details and photos of the materials the artist is going to need – pencils and brushes/ rubbers/ sanding blocks/ the ‘heavy, stable water jar’? 
This should be available through your local bookshop but if not go to:
Year 4 up/ Age 8 up (but younger children will have much pleasure from it with an adult’s guidance).

Look! It's done it again!  See earlier post.

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