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Kea: Curiouser and Curiouser

Kea: Curiouser and Curiouser (Paperback)

By Florian, Annemarie
Illustrated by Hughes, Alistair

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"Kea are innately curious. They just love to try out new things and have evolved extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Discover how this built-in curiosity is a bonus for endurance and finding new ways to survive. Learn about the invisible and alarming threats kea now face... read full description below.

ISBN 9781869665111
Published 14 August 2019 by New Holland Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781869665111
ISBN-10 1869665112
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Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Publication Date 14 August 2019
International Publication Date 1 July 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Florian, Annemarie
Illustrated by Hughes, Alistair
Category Picture Books / Young Children's books
Natural History, Dinosaurs & Pets
Animal Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 250mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 598.71
Catalogue Code 995271

Description of this Book

The Kea is the only parrot in the world that lives in alpine areas and it faces increasing threats to its survival. Kea are incredibly intelligent birds with advanced problem-solving skills and capacity for learning.
This social bird is known for its interaction with visitors to national parks and its inquisitive antics can become somewhat annoying. A combination of first-person monologue and a fact-based story paint a vivid portrait of this unique parrot, its habitat, special characteristics and the challenges it faces for its future.
Striking illustrations capture the cheeky and engaging personality of this special parrot, its distinctive plumage and its rugged habitat and together with the text conveys why the Kea is a natural treasure.

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Author's Bio

Annemarie Floian is a writer for younger readers. This is her seventh book, others include: Gentle Giant Wetapunga and Karearea, Fearless Falcon. Her first in the Threatened NZ species, Kiwi won the children's choice non-fiction award in 2013. Alistair Hughes is an illustrator, graphic designer and writer.After many years with a large media organisation he decided to set up his own business: Shoreline Creative. This is his third book.

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