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Out in the Moana by Yvonne Morrison, illus. Jenny Cooper. Pub. Scholastic 2021

November 11, 2021

This delightful picture book for juniors and primary children introduces the variety of sea life found in New Zealand seas and is also a counting book.

A sealion and her cub with the adorable eyes start the book off. The cub is one, then there is a Maui dolphin with two babies diving and swimming in serious fashion. The book continues with three little blue penguins four moray eels right up to ten octopuses.

Some of these sea creatures are on the endangered species list and others never know their mothers because there are too many of them. At the back each creature has a box of information about their birth and also their Maori name.

Jenny Copper’s illustrations as always are top notch and enhance the continuous numeric text of Yvonne Morrison.

A classy package for an early study of sea life around NZ and children can count all the animals

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