Gay Hay is a New Zealand environmental enthusiast and primary school teacher, who volunteers for Nga Uruora Trust as the Pukerua Bay school environmental officer. Margaret Tolland is a New Zealand artist and teacher, currently serving as the Education Coordinator at Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures. She was a finalist in the 2014 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
"This is an engaging nonfiction addition for early readers and listeners. The active, alliterative text reads aloud well, and additional notes and illustrations at the end of the book offer more scientific information for those looking to go deeper." --Kirkus Reviews