Tuesday, 27 October 2015

New Zealand Birds and their Beaks

To be launched at Paper Plus North City, Porirua 
at 2pm Saturday 31st October (Bookshop Day)

NZ Writer and Illustrator
Gillian Candler, illustrated by Fraser Williamson
Whose Beak Is This?
Potton & Burton 2015  $15.00 32pp
ISBN 978 1 9272 1361 2
Themes: Adaptation/ Beaks (Birds)/ Language/ New Zealand birds/ Observation Skills
This is a guess-before-you-turn-the-page publication showing the diversity of the beaks of 12 mainly well-known New Zealand birds. What do beaks do? They peck, sip, spear, fish, snap and crack and they come in many shapes, sizes and colours. Children should find this whole concept intriguing and, even if they don’t know the bird to which the beak belongs the first time I guarantee this will be a book that will be looked at over and over and the important aspects of adaptation may become clear to them. Fraser Williamson’s images are eye-catching and for what is essentially a non-fiction title, Gillian Candler’s text has in places, an almost lyrical quality to it.
More information for educators and parents will be found at:
Preschool up/ Age 4 up

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