Wednesday, 11 May 2016

NZ Treasures and Traditions

NZ Writer and Illustrator
Dave Gunson
New Holland 2016  $24.99pb 64pp
All About series
ISBN 978 1 8696 6448 0
Themes: New Zealand culture (mid 20th century) / New Zealand icons

Remember when we called Tamarillos, Tree Tomatoes and Kiwifruit were Chinese Gooseberries? Do we ‘talk funny’ in New Zillund? (Australians apparently think so). And just what is the story behind the use of the silver fern as an emblem of our country?
In trade-mark bright colours, easily followed text and a cornucopia of information, Dave Gunson has created another title in his All about series – this time one that will be full of nostalgia for the 40 plus adults as well as presenting much up to the minute information for them and for younger readers at whom, of course, the book is aimed.  Who we are, where we are, what we eat and drink, what we make, what animals and plants share the country with us   - it’s definitely all about New Zealand Treasure ands Traditions.
Year 4 up/ Age 8 up – but definitely of interest to adults of all ages.

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