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New Zealand's Backyard Beasts HB

New Zealand's Backyard Beasts HB
 

In the garden, creeping along branches, hiding under stones or flitting from flower to flower, a whole universe of creatures is waiting to be discovered. Butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, spiders... what have you found in your backyard? Did you know that chorus cicadas live und... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780947503789
Published 26 October 2018 by Potton & Burton
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Barraud, Ned
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ISBN-13 9780947503789
ISBN-10 0947503781
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Publication Date 26 October 2018
International Publication Date 23 October 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Barraud, Ned
Category Animals
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 295mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 591.75540993
Catalogue Code 940697

Description of this Book

In the garden, creeping along branches, hiding under stones or flitting from flower to flower, a whole universe of creatures is waiting to be discovered. Butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, spiders... what have you found in your backyard? Did you know that chorus cicadas live underground for most of their life? That bumblebees have smelly feet? That some species of stick insect are all female? Or that earwigs don't actually crawl into ears? In New Zealand's Backyard Beasts, children (and adults) can learn to identify some of the creatures most commonly found in the backyard. Beautiful illustrations are accompanied by informative text and fascinating facts. New Zealand's Backyard Beasts includes bees and wasps, beetles, butterflies and moths, mantises and stick insects and w?t? (insects), centipedes and millipedes (myriapods), spiders (arachnids), snails and slugs (crustaceans) and more. The book also introduces the magical transformations of complete and incomplete metamorphosis that insects undergo in their lifecycle. From the simply curious to the budding entomologist, New Zealand's Backyard Beasts will please and inform all age groups about the fascinating creatures found in the back garden. Whether just looking at the beautiful illustrations or absorbing the facts, this book is a must for all backyard adventurers.

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Author's Bio

NED BARRAUD is an illustrator with a keen passion for the natural world. For as long as he can remember, Ned has been fascinated by the form and beauty of the insect kingdom, with some of his earliest artwork depicting beetles, shining like jewels. Ned illustrated all six books in the award-winning `explore & discover' series, along with the forthcoming Animals of Aotearoa. He released his first fiction title, Moonman in 2014, and the acclaimed Watch Out for the Weka in 2017. Ned works at Weta Digital as a texture artist. When he's at home with his wife, three children and menagerie of pets, Ned enjoys exploring in the garden, discovering new bugs, creating habitats and making weta hotels.

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