The Little Tuatara
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
In this charming blend of fiction and non-fiction, Robin Cunningham introduces children to the Little Tuatara, who doesn't realise his amazing ancestry, until his new friend, the Storm Petrel, tells him about the great dinosaurs that used to rule the earth. To his amazement, the Little Tuatara learns that he and his kind are the last of the dinosaurs - the oldest living animals left on earth. When Robin Cunningham told this little story she'd made up for her granddaughter to a class of American children, she was amazed to see their wonder and delight, and the idea for The Little Tuatara was born. Superbly illustrated by an exciting new artist, the Little Tuatara's story is brought to life in vivid, colourful illustrations and text that will enthral, fascinate and in the most subtle way educate children about our most extraordinary living fossil - the last link to the dinosaurs. With significant international potential, this little story will do for Tuatara what Diary of A Wombat has done for Australian marsupials - watch out world, here he comes!
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