A captivating and simple telling of one tiny creature’s natural world is enlightening.
This book follows a curious green gecko as it scavenges for food, facing other predators as it explores the bush. It also includes factual information about green geckos, their behaviour, and their life cycle—a great learning tool for children! Weaving the facts into the story allows teachers and carers to provide answers to all the questions children are bound to have at the end.
“Who knew a gecko’s life could be so thrilling?” —Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)
“This title does a good job in introducing preschoolers to life sciences, and the simple text makes this a good selection for a storytime.” —School Library Journal (U.S.)
“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 (U.S.)
“Go, Green Gecko! is a winner on all counts; loved by this oldie just as much as I am sure it will be loved by lots of littlies.” —Reading Time (Australia)
“Highly recommended.” —ReadPlus (Australia)
Gay Hay is a New Zealand school environmental officer passionate about sharing her love of animals, their diets and habitats with a young audience. Over the many years of her primary school teaching she has helped children plant and nurture thousands of native trees. She has been involved in many environmental initiatives on the Kapiti Coast.
Margaret Tolland is an artist from New Zealand, whose illustrations are packed with detail. Through her work, get closer to the habitats and lifestyles of the many species, both flora and fauna, that she explores with an eye on environmental education. With twenty years’ experience in visual arts education and working in a gallery, Margaret now illustrates full-time.
Age Range: 5-8
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