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A New Zealand Nature Journal

Have you ever noticed that ladybirds have different numbers of spots? Or that leaves can be pointed or round, long or short, soft or hard? There is so much to explore in the natural world. And keeping a nature journal is the best way to record all your amazing discoveries A New Zealand Nature Journal Author: Sandra Morris ISBN: 9781406356748 Children's General Non-Fiction Published by: Walker Books Australia Softcover  Sandra Morris is an author and illustrator from New Zealand. She gained her Masters in Fine Arts in 1990 where she completed her first picture book, One Lonely Kakapo, which won her the…

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Have you ever noticed that ladybirds have different numbers of spots? Or that leaves can be pointed or round, long or short, soft or hard? There is so much to explore in the natural world. And keeping a nature journal is the best way to record all your amazing discoveries

  • A New Zealand Nature Journal
  • Author: Sandra Morris
  • ISBN: 9781406356748
  • Children’s General Non-Fiction
  • Published by: Walker Books Australia
  • Softcover

9781921977657

 Sandra Morris is an author and illustrator from New Zealand. She gained her Masters in Fine Arts in 1990 where she completed her first picture book, One Lonely Kakapo, which won her the Russell Clark award for illustration in 1992. She has since written and illustrated Discovering New Zealand Birds, which was a finalist in both the Aim Children’s Book Awards and the Non Fiction Library awards. Sandra also holds a Graduate Diploma in Plant and Wildlife Illustration from the University of Newcastle, Australia. It was while she was in Australia that she developed a love for field sketching and this work has been exhibited in museums and galleries. Sandra also runs her own illustration agency promoting New Zealand illustrators overseas

 

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One comment

  1. Okay this is not exactly what I was expecting. I thought it was going to be a journal that you could record what animals/insects you saw flying around in your garden or when you go for walks but instead its a book about how to keep a journal and what animals are out there.

    It is based for New Zealanders which is fantastic as do not have to explain why we can not find various animals in our country. There is also a zoo section which has various zoo animals, although, in our case it is better suited for cities with big zoos as we unfortunately do not have Zebras or Elephants.

    The pictures are not as sharp as I would of liked but I think they are drawn more from a scripting point of view – although it would of been nice to have photos of the butterflies so you can see the details. Or the idea behind the various clouds is awesome but a sharper picture would of explained more because it all looks the same to me on first glance.

    I liked the wide variety of topics it covered and is great for both of my girls. It talks about the moon cycles as well as Frogs, gardens and various birds. It will be really beneficial when my daughter is a little older and more doing stuff for herself. But this is a great introduction to what can be found. As soon as we received the book we went straight out and studied the insects with there busy little lifes and was actually surprised with how much we readily found.

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