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Gill, Maria & Heather Arnold: Rangitoto Te toka tu moana.

[dagger][dagger] GILL, Maria & Heather Arnold Rangitoto Te toka tu moana Penguin, 2009 32pp NZ$19.95 pbk ISBN 9780143503347 SCIS 1413948

This is a superbly illustrated addition to children's knowledge of the different islands of New Zealand. Volcanism is certainly a favourite science topic (especially when youngsters are encouraged to construct a model) and Rangitoto, being situated near Auckland, would be a significant study for many students. A blend of faction (the text and the bottom) with the more conventional transactional text (in inserts like ' Hot Facts') coupled with both expressive art works, collages and photography on glossy paper ensures that information can 'come alive'. Though a small text, it is packed with information about the nature of a volcanic island. Recommended.

[dagger][dagger] Book by a New Zealand author or illustrator

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Title Annotation:Rangitito: Te toka tu moana - The Rock Standing in the Ocean
Author:McKenzie, John
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Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2009
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