Author(s): Barbara Todd
This third title in New Holland's 'I am a ...' series for young children explores the seals, which are New Zealand's largest group of native land-breeding mammals. Noisy and boisterous, they are a major coastal tourist attraction, too. The basic aspects of habitat, hunting, social behaviour and breeding are covered at an easy-to-grasp level, and the simple rhyming text helps young readers absorb the facts. The species shown are primarily those found around New Zealand and its Antarctic dependencies.