There are 60+ awesome games, puzzles and activities in this fun, creative and high-quality activity book based on Gavin Bishop’s bestselling Aotearoa. You’ll have lots of creative fun with this book full of puzzles, quizzes and activities that explore Aotearoa New Zealand and its people. Based on Gavin Bishop’s bestselling Aotearoa- The New Zealand Story and Wildlife of Aotearoa, this activity book is a place for you to tell your own story in words and pictures. You’ll . . . – learn to introduce yourself in Maori – solve puzzles and crack codes – play games – invent a superhero – draw your future home – make maps – curate your heroes in a wall of fame – design a flag – create a menu and much more! Packed with quizzes, mazes, colouring pages and activities designed to stimulate bright minds, this is the ideal activity book for creative children aged 5-12.
About the author
Gavin Bishop is an award-winning children’s picture book writer and illustrator who lives and works in Christchurch, New Zealand. The author and illustrator of approximately 60 books to date, his work ranges from original stories to retellings of Maori myths, European fairy stories, and nursery rhymes. Gavin has had a long-held interest in depicting New Zealand’s history through illustration, evidenced in his now classic picture book The House that Jack Built (1999) which won Book of the Year; and also through his junior novels Piano Rock (2012) and Teddy One-Eye (2014). His landmark illustrated non-fiction title Aotearoa- The New Zealand Story was published in October 2017 and was awarded the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. A companion volume, Wildlife of Aotearoa was published in October 2019 and to date has sold thousands of copies and is shortlisted for the 2020 NZ Booklover Awards.