Author(s): Dave Gunson
The Big Book of New Zealand Wildlife is the most comprehensive collection of birds, animals, insects, fish, plants and fungi available for readers aged 7 to 14 years old. Talented author and illustrator Dave Gunson introduces over 400 species through his incredible lifelike, colourful illustrations - some are in the most interesting poses, too! This wildlife encyclopaedia, in a completely new format to his popular All About series, also introduces children to the mysteries and science of Gondwanaland, and endangered and extinct species. Text boxes sit alongside illustrations of individual species, and double-page breakouts feature special wildlife species. Dave's lively accessible writing style invites readers to get lost in the world of New Zealand wildlife. This fun and highly colourful reference book has a clear, easy design to make learning enjoyable.
Dave Gunson is a prolific writer and illustrator of children's books. His highly successful colour illustrated All About series which includes Birds, Insects, Plants, Seashore, Sea Life and Wildlife of the Past, Freshwater Wildlife, with more titles to come, is published by New Holland. He has also produced two bestselling colouring books based on the successful natural history series New Zealand Birds to Read, Colour and Keep, and New Zealand Wildlife to Read, Colour and Keep. Dave is also an artist in the traditional sense of the word and has been involved with a number of group and solo exhibitions over the years. He lives with his wife Barbara in Auckland.