Dave Gunson is a prolific writer and illustrator of children's books. His highly successful colour-illustrated All About series includes Birds, Insects, Plants, Seashore, Sea Life, Garden Wildlife and Wildlife of the Past and is published by New Holland. He has also produced four best-selling natural history Read, Colour and Keep colouring-in books - Birds, Shore and Sea Life, New Zealand Wildlife and Garden Wildlife, and the encyclopaedic Big Book of New Zealand Wildlife. His children's picture book Grandpa Ngata and the Seagull has been followed by The New Zealand Wildlife Activity Book published with New Holland. He lives and works in a garden studio in Auckland.