About the Author:
Julie Ellis is a very experienced writer in the field of education Julie has a number of works published by Learning Media, New Holland, Reed Education and others.
About the Illustrator:
Izzy Joy is a young but experienced illustrator. “My personal artwork is definitely about connecting people with each other and with nature … uplifting people, especially young women, and raising understanding and compassion toward people that are struggling in life” Izzy remarks. Izzy’s works include The Story of Rangi and Papa (Zine) and Io Wahine (Zine).
About the Book
A unique approach to the study of maths, conservation, history and storytelling this picture book tells the story of the takahē, once thought to be extinct. The story starts before the arrival of any humans and with each turn of the page we see the affects of man, animal, development, and ultimately conservation, as the mathematical equation deducts and adds to the population numbers. The maths equations are given as much importance as the text.