Author(s): Dave Gunson
This wonderful activity book for children aged 4-7 years old features 30 simple black white illustrations of native New Zealand birds, plants, insects, spiders and seashore life, ready to be coloured in. Each is accompanied by a sentence or two of basic explanatory text. Talented illustrator Dave Gunson traces the outlines of selected birds, animals and plants from his All About books, adding a few basic details in thick lines, ensuring they are easy for young children to colour and recognise. A 4-colour double-page insert will guide aspiring young artists as to natural markings and features. But, as Dave says, it's just as much fun making up your own colour schemes!
Dave Gunson is a prolific writer and illustrator of children's books, both authored by himself and by others (such as natural history guru Andrew Crowe). His highly successful colour-illustrated All About series - which includes Birds, Insects, Plants and Seashore and more titles to come - is published by New Holland, and is the original source of illustrations for this colouring book. Dave has also produced NZ Birds to Read, Colour and Keep with New Holland.