Sunday, 25 September 2016

Red in tooth and claw in ancient New Zealand

NZ Writer & Illustrator
Gillian Candler illustrated by Ned Barraud
From moa to dinosaurs – explore and discover ancient New Zealand
Explore and discover series No 5
Potton & Burton 2016   $19.99pb 36pp
ISBN 978 0 9475 0309 3                                                  
Themes: Ancient times/ Extinct creatures – New Zealand/ Series
A very cleverly constructed and researched production that takes us back in time to visit New Zealand (Gondwana/ Zealandia) of 80 million years ago and earlier. Realistic images show what it might have been like (and to feel grateful we were not there to witness it all!). The text is full but simple enough to be understood by younger readers and all statements are supported by HOW DO WE KNOW? boxes.
This is Number Five in the series and Gillian is currently working on Numbers Six and Seven. Titles? At this stage that is definitely still under wraps but if they are anything like the earlier five they will be indeed be worth waiting for.
Year 2 up/ Age 6 up (- even younger children will enjoy this (and those no longer children) )
A signing session at the Children's  Bookshop Kilbirnie for an earlier title in the series

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