Author(s): Gavin Bishop
A spectacular illustrated picture book exploring New Zealand's unique landscapes and its incredible wildlife by the award-winning author of Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story. Long before waka touched Aotearoa's shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation. Encounter New Zealand's incredible wildlife in this spectacular visual exploration. Journey through ocean, sky and land to meet a marvellous range of organisms. Discover fascinating facts, and learn how we influence the survival of our living treasures. In this magnificent companion volume to Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story, Gavin Bishop weaves a compelling visual narrative of our land, our people and our wildlife - past, present and future.
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2019
A companion to Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story, Wildlife of Aotearoa is a truly wondrous picture book. Its large format gives the reader an extra level of detail in Gavin Bishop’s beautiful illustrations. Explore New Zealand’s unmatched wildlife over land, air and ocean - from kiwi, to weta and even giant squid, every page is full to the brim with information. Learn how we impact the survival of our environment and how our unique isolation has caused many of our wildlife to be truly one of a kind.
Gavin Bishop’s illustrations are unparalleled. He brings every creature and plant brilliantly to life through his use of vibrant colours and beautiful details. Wildlife of Aotearoa would make a great gift for the whole family.
Winner of the 2020 NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children's Book
NZ Booklovers Award judges: "Wildlife of Aotearoa is a beautifully written, meticulously crafted and vividly illustrated book with appeal to all ages, a treasure chest to be pored over and passed through generations. The judges were impressed by the way narrative, history, myth, conservation, hope for the future and the use of te reo Māori are woven together to create richness and depth. This is a wonderful compendium of all the animals which have graced this land."