Explore the sandy beach, rock pools and mudflats around N.Z. and discover the animals and plants that make these different habitats such exciting places to visit.
At the Beach is a delightful introduction to the natural history of the New Zealand seashore. It is a must for the home, classroom and library, or even the bach!
The stage is set with beautiful, factually correct illustrations with detailed cross-sections of three familiar habitats – the sandy beach, rockpools and mudflats.
Many of the plants and creatures that play a part in these rich ecosystems are shown in situ, readers are directed from there to pages dedicated to detailed coverage of: crabs; sea stars, kina and sea anemones; shellfish; seaweeds, sponges and sandhoppers; fish, jellyfish & shrimps and of course the birds.
Beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched this is one of several of the great award winning children's books written by Gillian Candler and illustrated by Ned Barraud.
Suited for children 5-8 years old, but will appeal for anyone curious about New Zealand’s natural environment.