Twinkle, Tickle Little Star
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||250 x 250 x 4|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
Twinkle, tickle, little star, of the salty sea.
Near the rocks where mussels cling, is where I’m sure to be.
A zillion feet adorn my arms; I don’t have a head or teeth.
My bottom’s on the top of me; my mouth is where?
Anne Hunter's playful and delightful rhymes along with Dave Gunson's superb illustrations, perfectly capture the unique characteristics of a range of creatures and plant life that young children commonly encounter when exploring the New Zealand seashore.
Rhyming verse delightfully details some of the special features of triplefins, hermit crabs, scallops, jellyfish, sea anemonies, seaweed, black-backed gulls, paddle crabs, paua, katipo, sponges and starfish.
This entertaining book is intended to be read aloud and children will be fascinated to learn more about the wild life on the seashore so they can enjoy exploring when visiting the beach. There is a fascinating facts section at the back of the book to supplement the verse.
Dave Gunson is a prolific writer and illustrator of children’s books. His highly successful colour-illustrated All About series - which includes Birds, Insects, Plants, Seashore, Sea Life, Wildlife of the Past, Freshwater Life and Garden Wildlife – is published by New Holland. Dave has also produced a bestselling Read, Colour and Keep natural history colouring-in book series, and two activity books for children, NZ Wildlife Activity Book and NZ Nature Activity Book. Recently joining the list are Eekily, Sneakily and Twinkle Tickle little Star both illustrated by Dave.