Available from December 1st 2016
NZ Writer and Illustrator
Diane Newcombe & Melissa Anderson Scott
A is for Aotearoa
Picture Puffin NZ 2016 $25.00pb 48pp
ISBN 978 0 1435 0730 7
Themes: Lift-the-flap books/ NZ history and geography/Paper treasure hunts
You may remember Girl and Bird from the earlier title by this creative illustrator/ writer ‘team’ - A is for Auckland published in 2013. This time the addition of ‘flaps’ give real meaning to the treasure hunt aspect of the book as we dart from Auckland (of course!) down and around the country trying to guess where we are. The answers are at the back of the book but half the fun is trying to work it out from the many clues. Of course this is only beginning and mainly for slightly older children but even the youngest will appreciate the detailed and subtly coloured pictures of sometimes very familiar landscapes. Watch the flaps though and although this is not for the purists a small strip of magic mending tape on the hinges might prevent the clues underneath being revealed!
Preschool up/ Age 4 up
Please Google the names of the writer and artist to see their amazing background in working with young children.