This unique and quite exceptional children's picture book describes the life-cycle of a mangrove with charming rhyming text and beautiful illustrations. The hero of the story is really the mangrove tree. This is a very well thought-out concept and comfortably crosses between fiction and non-fiction. Mangroves show the fragility of our ecosystems. It will appeal to parents because it provides a lot of information and to children because it is fun to read.
Glenda Kane is a graduate of the ATI School of Journalism and has worked on newspapers here and overseas. Glenda later worked in advertising, shooting commercials all around the world. She says she wants to teach children how to care for the planet. Lisa Allen is a graphic designer and works principally as a freelance illustrator. She also paints on commission and teaches art. Lisa is currently very interested in detailed botanical drawings and is inspired by the varied landscapes of New Zealand. This is both Glenda and Lisa's first book.