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In the Bush



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What am I?: In the Bush by Gillian Torckler
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This fascinating book introduces 11 unique living things that can be seen in our New Zealand bush. Meet: A moth with no mouth that lives for only one night An insect with four ears A naughty parrot that pulls apart cars A bird with nostrils at the end of its beak Younger readers will enjoy the challenge of guessing the identity of each animal as they read the rhyming poem which gives clues about the mystery creature. This is followed by interesting facts and a question page to test memory skills. What Am I? Bush will appeal to readers of all ages.

Author Biography

Darryl and Gillian Torckler love the bush. They live with their two sons in the middle of ten acres of a podocarp forest in North Auckland. Their house is surrounded by giant kauri and rimu trees and many of the photographs featured in this book were taken only metres from their front door. Darryl is a fulltime freelance photographer and has won more than one hundred international awards for his stunning photography. Gillian is a scientist at Auckland University. This is their sixth book and the fourth written specifically for children. Previous childrens' titles include Kiwi Adventures - Snorkelling and Kiwi Adventures - Trout Fishing and What Am I? Water.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
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