Author(s): Betty Brownlie
Did you know that when it's cold, the tuatara's heart may beat only once in four minutes, and several minutes might pass between each breath? However, when it's hot, the heart might beat up to forty times per minute. Find out all about our very own 'living fossil' in this fascinating look at the life cycle of the tuatara, presented with stunning images and educational text.
Finalist in the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2012
Long recognised for the high standard of her artwork, Betty Brownlie has had a life-long fascination with the natural world that lead her to embark on this series. Although she hand drew the illustrations for the first editions of these popular books, most of the redesigned books are fully illustrated with full-colour photographs.