Author(s): Dave Gunson
NZ birds galore in this new counting book!
Young children will love spotting familiar birds in this fun text from Dave Gunson. From 'One noisy seagull, asking to be fed' to 'Thirteen sleepy moreporks, slowly waking in the trees', the birds are just asking to be counted. There is also a sneaky numeral hidden on each page spread, and a number of other creatures shown in the back that are there to be found too.
- Translated into te reo Maori by Ngaere Roberts
- Hilarious illustrations that will delight children
- Includes a glossary of words in English and te reo, plus all sorts of extra details that are fun to find
From the author of the All About New Zealand series is a wonderful book that introduces children to counting and New Zealand's native birds. 1-2-3 BIRD! takes us through thirteen different birds as they get up to mischief and activities in their natural habitats. The colourful watercolour illustrations are full of emotions, with each of the birds having their own unique character.
There are many fun layers to this book as it is both a counting and search and find book. Birds in the background of each scene follow on from the previous scene and hint to the next scene. The numbers one to thirteen are hidden in each scene and at the back of the book is a checklist of other native animals and insects to find hidden in the pages.
English and te reo Maori versions are both available. Ages 2+.
Dave Gunson, experienced author/illustrator of Wildlife Stuff and Mr Muggs the Library Cat, among many others.