Kia Mataara, e Ngata! (Watch Out, Snail!)
Watch out Snail! Maori edition
In the dark of the night the forest is alive with hungry hunters. Is snail the hunter or the hunted? Follow the trail to find out. The Powelliphanta snail is native to New Zealand and very rare. It is not your ordinary garden snail, but large, beautiful and carnivorous.
"Powelliphanta: a small hero with a big name... this quietly thrilling story of our hidden, nocturnal world is visually splendid, beautifully designed and written with an ear alert to the poetry, precision and adventure of language..." - Kate De Goldi
Gay Hay is an environmental enthusiast and educator. As a volunteer for Nga Uruora Trust restoration project she has helped local school children plant and nurture more than 6000 trees.