A FABULOUS NEW TITLE FROM THE AWARD WINNING ‘EXPLORE & DISCOVER‚ SERIES WITH A SUBJECT THAT‚S ON EVERYONE‚S MIND AT THE MOMENT
The sixth title in the award-winning ‘explore & discover’ series, Up the River: Explore & discover New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and wetlands gives children an opportunity to look under the surface and see what special creatures live, around New Zealand’s freshwater habitats – our creeks, rivers, lakes and wetlands.
Included in this title are animals ranging from the familiar pukeko to the rarely seen bittern, from the iconic eel to tiny whitebait, and some of the many barely known aquatic insects. Swimmable and drinkable fresh water are hot topics, and Up the River shows that many native animals depend on healthy waterways for a habitat, and their presence is often used as a sign of the water’s health.
NED BARRAUD is an illustrator with a keen passion for the natural world. He illustrated the five previous titles in the award-winning ‘explore & discover’ series, along with his first children’s fiction title, Moonman. When not illustrating, he works on films at Weta Digital as a texture artist and enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and three children.
Published: September 2017 - ton & Burton
While Alf, the DOC hut warden, is taking a swim, a curious weka steals his precious watch. He must get it back. That evening, Alf thinks up a cunning plan and eventually recovers his watch while also discovering the weka’s treasure pile.
Based on a true story, set at Awaroa in the Abel Tasman National Park, this entertaining picture book will delight young and old alike as the inquisitive and curious nature of our native weka is revealed and they accompany Alf on his quest to get his watch back.
Ned graduated in 2000 with a degree in illustration from Victoria University.
During the day, he works as a texture artist painting 3D models at Weta Digital, and has worked on films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and Tintin. Alongside this, Ned has illustrated all five titles in the acclaimed ‘explore & discover’ series of natural history books for children, with the sixth currently in production, and his first picture book, Moonman, was published in 2014. Ned’s other interests include exploring nature with his three children, running in the hills with his dog, collecting eggs from his chickens and riding his bike around the wild Wellington coastline.
Published: September 2017 - Potton & Burton