Starfish Bay Publishing Pty Ltd
Mother Fantail dreams of raising a happy family, and carefully prepares her nest, while Rat sniffs around for dinner. What will happen when their paths cross? A beautifully illustrated story about a mother bird who works hard to prepare her nest and protect her young from predators.
Gay Hay is a New Zealand environmental enthusiast. Over the many years of her primary school teaching she has helped children plant and nurture thousands of native trees. She has been involved in many environmental initiatives on the Kapiti Coast and is currently leading the lizard investigation as part of the Kapiti Biodiversity Project.
Margaret Tolland is an artist from New Zealand, whose illustrations are packed with detail. Through her work, get closer to the habitats and lifestyles of the many species, both flora and fauna, that she explores with an eye on environmental education. With twenty years’ experience in visual arts education and working in a gallery, Margaret now illustrates full-time. Although she had a fear of spiders, after painting them in detail, she now appreciates how amazing they are.