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Around and About Aotearoa: New Zealand Facts and Fun! by Dave Gunson


A comprehensive Aotearoa almanac, this fabulous hardback book for children is bursting with child-friendly facts and information. It has loads of fun illustrations and cartoons that make this a very appealing book for kids. They will be learning many things about New Zealand while having a good time looking through this book including:

  • Dinosaurs and moas before they became extinct.

  • Māori settlers and where the different tribes settled.

  • European settlers and the new innovations they brought with them.

  • If New Zealand is small or big compared with other nations.

  • Why we have earthquakes.

  • Our sporting achievements.

  • Our well-known actors, directors, musicians, artists and writers who have achieved international fame.

  • Kiwiana!

  • And a timeline of different things through the centuries.

This is the book to consult if you want to know answers to questions, such as:

  • What is our favourite ice cream?

  • Where was the first bread baked in Aotearoa?

  • Where’s our longest bridge?

  • Who built New Zealand’s first car?

Around and About In Aotearoa is comprehensive, colourful, entertaining and packed with information. A must-have for families with children aged 7 to 10 years old.


Reviewer: Karen McMillan

Bateman Books


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