From Moas to Dinosaurs is another title in the award-winning ‘explore & discover’ series by the successful author and illustrator combination of Gillian Candler and Ned Barraud.
Previous ‘explore & discover’ titles have: won the Elsie Locke Medal for non-fiction (2013), received Storylines awards (2014, 2015) and been finalists in the NZ Children’s Book Awards (2013, 2015).
How the book starts
Imagine we could travel back in time. What would New Zealand have looked like? And what animals would have lived here?
To the first Polynesian voyagers who arrived here less than 1000 year ago, it might have looked like a land of birds. Birds were everywhere, day and night, from some of the largest known birds to some of the tiniest. Other unusual animals, such as tuatara, lived here too…
Meet the Kiwi creators
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.