In the Bush is the fourth title in the popular and award-winning Explore & Discover series. The successful author and illustrator combination of Gillian Candler and Ned Barraud, turn their attention to the New Zealand bush and its iconic animals and plants. Young readers will be fascinated to learn more about familiar creatures as well as discover other intriguing plants and animals and see how they relate to each other in the forest ecosystem. Learn about pests and other dangers to our native wildlife and catch a glimpse of animals and plants that thrive in wildlife sanctuaries. In the Bush includes: insects and other invertebrates, fungi, ferns and mosses, birds, bats, introduced pests, vines, epiphytes, and trees.
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Gillian Candler is an award-winning writer with a passion for the natural world and the great outdoors. She has written three other books in the Explore & Discover series, all illustrated by Ned Barraud. She has a background in publishing and education and now writes full time. Gillian regularly leads walks for Forest and Bird and enjoys tramping in the New Zealand bush and learning more about the animals and plants that live there. She works as a volunteer maintaining and clearing stoat and rat traps in a reserve at Pukerua Bay where she lives.
Ned Barraud is an illustrator with a keen passion for the natural world. He illustrated the three previous titles in the award-winning Explore & Discover series, along with his first children's fiction title, Moonman (2014). When not illustrating, he works on films at Weta Digital as a texture artist and enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and three children.