Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Godwits Fly

UK Writer and Illustrator
Jeannie Baker
Walker Books 2016  $27.99hb 40pp
ISBN 978 1 4063 3801 0
Themes: Collage illustration/ Flight of the godwits/ Migration/ Nature reserves/ Wheelchairs
A small boy in a wheelchair (we feel only temporarily) looks from the edge of the sea in a nature reserve (in Australia?) as the godwits rise into the air to begin their annual migration to Alaska. There is little in the text to inform us about this amazing journey and New Zealand, a major player, doesn’t get a look-in although a good map and links to websites are included. However, with the beauty of illustration teamed with a knowledgeable teacher or other adult, the book will open many windows (and doors) to this epic flight.   
Year 4 up/ Age 8 up 

Jeannie Baker  - Photographer not traced

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