I immediately recognised this style and book type from previous works by Ned Barraud and went searching for the others. For lower-level readers and all inquisitive young minds and especially environmentally aware students this is another great publication.
Great detail has gone into the illustrations and the layout of each different environment so children can search, delight in finding and then relating the environments to those that may surround them or that they have visited.
Having a comprehensive glossary at the back of the book allows older readers to be engaged in new knowledge and fact finding missions. Many children of Aotearoa will already be able to relate to the wildlife creatures within the book and make connections to places where they may have already seen them.
This will also encourage exploring new locations when opportunities arise.
I enjoyed rotating the book to look at the detailed illustrations from different perspectives.
I believe it is well priced at $19.99 and an asset to any school or family book collection.
Title: Where is it? A wildlife hunt for Kiwi Kids
Author & Illustrator: Ned Barraud
Publisher: Potton and Burton
Format: Paperback/ Picture book
Date of Publication: October 2020
Ages: 7-12 year olds
Do you have any advisory warnings for this book? No
Reviewer: Karen Davies, Head of primary and class teacher for Y3-4s at Rai Valley Area School, Marlborough
How are you recommending this book? Highly Recommended
What’s the book’s opening sentence? Where is it……in the estuary?
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