Snapper: The Real Story
Do you see them? Now can you see them? This book encourages young readers to be immersed in the reading experience, looking for details and learning along the way the fascinating lifecycle and life of the Snapper, from a tiny egg to a mature fish trying to evade ending up in a net.
Snapper is part of “The real story” series of books includes other New Zealand wildlife such as the Kiwi and Kea. Alistar Hughes has created bright and engaging images, the cover image is highly detailed, and you’d be forgiven if you expected to start moving! The large double page images with text overlaid is effective in bringing the reader into the world of the fish.
This is a book that fills a gap in marine themed New Zealand Non Fiction collection aimed at young readers, perfect to accompany environmental inquiry topics too. The last few pages have information about the threats that are facing snapper, including climate change and plastic pollution.
Title: Snapper: The Real Story
Author: Annemarie Florian
Illustrator: Alistair Hughes
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Format: Soft Cover
Reviewer: Louana McCormack, Librarian, Opaheke School, Auckland
How are you recommending this book? Recommended.
Opening sentence: Here we are.
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