Animals Of Aotearoa

Animals of Aotearoa is a must-have compendium for children curious about New Zealand’s wild animals.

Based on the award-winning and best-selling ‘Explore and Discover’ children’s series about New Zealand’s natural history, this book is packed full of illustrations and information about our native animals, both common and rare, as well as many well-known introduced animals. The book includes land and sea birds, frogs and lizards, many kinds of fish and other marine creatures, insects and invertebrates.

This is an essential and beautiful reference book for all New Zealand kids. Children can pore over the pages on their own or read it with an adult, but with such engaging images and fun facts, this is a reference book we will all wish we’d had as a child.

Written by Gillian Candler and illustrated by Ned Barraud

$34.50 incl. GST

3 in stock (can be backordered)

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Why Kate selected this book for the Kiwi Kids’ Bookstore ~ As you’d expect from a Potton & Burton book, this compendium of New Zealand’s wild animals is beautifully produced. Its hardcover format makes it a great class reference book. I love the colours – gentle and subtle, reflective of real life colours around us. The illustrations are stunning and the descriptions full of interesting facts like the father Archey’s frog carries his little froglets on his back until they are ready to live independently. A fantastic resource about Aotearoa’s mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and insects.

Meet the Kiwi creatorsGillian Candler Ned Barraud

Find out more about Kiwi author Gillian Candler on her author profile.

Find out more about Kiwi author and illustrator Ned Barraud on his author profile.

Additional information

Dimensions27.5 × 21 cm
First published



Hardcover edition



Page count


Published by

Potton & Burton

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