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Go, Green Gecko!
Go, Green Gecko!

Go, Green Gecko!

By Gay Hay, Illustrated by Margaret Tolland

5-7

JUVENILE NONFICTION

40 Pages, 10.25 x 9.5

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9781760360337

Rights: US & CA

Starfish Bay Publishing (May 2017)

Price: $17.95
 
 

Overview

Follow a green gecko as it scavenges for food in this entertaining and educational story

The green gecko faces many predators as it explores the bush for something to eat. This book includes factual information about green geckos, their behavior and their life cycle. The different textures on the illustrations capture the cheeky character of the gecko and the rich life of the native bush. This book is easy to read aloud, with great vocabulary, and can be acted out during story time.

Reviews

"Brilliant paintings by fellow Kiwi Margaret Tolland zoom in on details from gecko's scaley skin and blue mouth to the scarlet blooms of the rata tree. Fun facts about this wee reptile round out the entertaining and educational walkabout." —Foreword Reviews

"Who knew a gecko's life could be so thrilling?" —Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Gay Hay is a New Zealand environmental enthusiast and primary school teacher, who volunteers for Nga Uruora Trust as the Pukerua Bay school environmental officer. She has helped children plant and nurture over 6,000 trees. Margaret Tolland is a New Zealand artist and teacher, currently serving as the Education Coordinator at Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures. She was a finalist in the 2014 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.