“Watch Out, Snail!” was a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. This book is about a unique snail species exploring the forest during the nighttime while facing dangers along the way. It will both entertain and educate readers.
This gorgeously illustrated picture book showcases the beautiful native Powelliphanta snail on its perilous nighttime hunt. It explores the forest during the night while facing dangers along the way. A little-known New Zealand creature, the Powelliphanta is not at all like your average garden snail. It is huge, handsome, and carnivorous! This story teaches children about the circle of life within nature. With great illustrations and creative, short and descriptive language, this book will appeal to both children and adults.
Gay Hay is a New Zealand environmental enthusiast and primary school teacher. She is a volunteer for Nga Uruora Trust and, as the Pukerua Bay school environmental officer, she has helped children plant and nurture over 6,000 trees.
Margaret Tolland is a New Zealand artist and teacher. Margaret is currently the Education Coordinator at Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures where she teaches people of all ages about art. She was a finalist in the 2014 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Age Range: 5-7
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