Book Description

While searching the forest for the perfect home, a wētā encounters obstacles and predators.

In the bushland, a wētā is looking for the perfect hidey hole home. But each time wētā finds what seems like the perfect spot, it is occupied by other hungry creatures, predators, and even another wētā. Readers will enjoy learning about the creatures of the New Zealand bushland while dramatic tension keeps them turning the page in this lyrically written,detailed and realistically illustrated picture book about these fascinating creatures.

  • Short sentences/phrases and lyrical language create poetry and dramatic tension, which will keep readers turning the page.
  • Readers will learn about the environment and creatures of the New Zealand bushland. Includes a facts section in the back matter.
  • Detailed, realistic illustrations give readers an accurate view of what New Zealand and its creatures are like.

The Author

Gay Hay is a New Zealand environmental enthusiast. Over the many years of her primary school teaching she has helped children plant and nurture thousands of native trees. She has been involved in many environmental initiatives on the Kapiti Coast and is currently leading the lizard investigation as part of the Kapiti Biodiversity Project.

The Illustrator

Margaret Tolland is an artist from New Zealand, whose illustrations are packed with detail. Through her work, get closer to the habitats and lifestyles of the many species, both flora and fauna, that she explores with an eye on environmental education.

Age Range: 5-8

RRP: $24.99

ISBN: 978-1-76036-156-3

Format: Hardback

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.

World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Gay Hay
Margaret Tolland
24.0 cm in H · 26.0 cm in W · 36 pages
Release Date:
October 2023
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