Posts Tagged ‘NZ Bush’

Nanny Mihi and the Bellbird by Melanie Drury, illus. Tracy Duncan.

November 21, 2018 Comments off

mihi bellbirdNanny Mihi and the Bellbird by Melanie Drury, illus. Tracy Duncan. Pub. Oratia books, 2018.

A beautifully illustrated picture book about the love for the New Zealand bush and it’s native bird life.

Nanny Mihi has a whare in the bush. Her grandchildren visit during the school holidays. She teaches them to whistle a tune that the bellbird can learn and whistle back. It does. One holiday the bellbird does not show up. I wonder what is wrong? Read the book and find out.

Beautiful illustrations of the bush, the birds and of Nanny Mihi and her lovely restful face.

In the Bush by Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler.

September 24, 2015 Comments off

in the bushIn the Bush by Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler. Pub. Potton & Burton, 2015.

This duo complete a quartet of NZ natural environments after the Beach, the Garden and under the Ocean with this study of the NZ bush one of the most studied environments in NZ schools.

It is a simple yet comprehensive look at the plants, the insects animals trees, predators and introduced species in NZ’s native forests. Gillian Chandler offers some stunning facts such as stoats will kill even if they aren’t hungry and todays tuataras are not the same as their ancient ancestors.

Ned Barraud would have to be the best wild life illustrator in NZ. He mixes graphic illustrations with detailed portraits of plant and animal life.

A very informative  book that would be a great asset in any school library and in the home.