Author(s): Maria Gill; Vivienne Lingard (Illustrator)
Join Skipper L.B. Tross on a seafaring adventure around the coast of New Zealand, where you will learn heaps about our sealife and what threatens it. Inspired by the environmental work achieved by the late great Sir Peter Blake, the Skipper does his best to pass on the legacy - and educate young people about the importance of protecting our oceanic species from human-generated threats to their livelihood. Along the way, you will encounter various species of dolphin, turtle, whale, crustacean and much, much more. You will learn about food chains, bottom-trawling, pollutants and what you can do to make a difference.
Illustrated throughout with true-to-life drawings of sea creatures and plants, there are also fun puzzles, games and exercises on every page to put your newfound knowledge into action!
Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Non Fiction 2010.
Maria Gill writes children's books about birds and conservation. Bird's Eye View reveals how NZ birds see their natural habitat. Operation Nest Egg looks at the various species of kiwi and considers what's being done to protect our national icon. Vivienne Lingard is a freelance illustrator and writer. She has illustrated several children's books including The Lacquered Box by Don Long and Weaving Together by Dawn McMillan.