Author(s): Nicola Vallance
New Zealand is under attack! The 'invaders' of the title are the animals from overseas that have made New Zealand their home - often by human hand and usually with disastrous consequences for the local wildlife. Some of the best-loved newcomers are the worst offenders - cats, mice, hedgehogs, dogs, possums - and between them they have snuffed out untold numbers of native animals and plants. This book dishes out home truths and fascinating insights that will encourage children to take a fresh look at the environment and how to protect it. The book also features approximately 100 full-colour photographs. This title is the first in a new series of books for 9-14-year-olds, using a fresh approach to present major themes in animal ecology and behaviour.
Nicola Vallance is the National Media Manager for the Department of Conservation. She is also the writer/presenter of Meet the Locals, a TVNZ 6 series of more than 150 four-minute shorts featuring native New Zealand wildlife. She is also a regular guest on Good Morning. This is her first book. Rod Morris is one of New Zealand's most talented wildlife photographers and filmmakers. This will be his fourth book with New Holland.