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Dave Gunson

Dave_Gunson_1.jpgDave Gunson was born in Liverpool in 1948 and now lives in Auckland. He has worked as an art director for several magazines in New Zealand and overseas. Dave has been writing and illustrating books for many years, many of them celebrate his connection for the natural world.
 
Selected bibliography:
  • Collins Guide to the New Zealand Seashore (Collins 1983).
  • Butterflies & Moths text by Chris O’Brien; illustrated with Christine Brown (Reed Methuen 1985).
  • Nature’s Alphabet: A New Zealand Nature Trail text by Andrew Crowe (Puffin 1998).
  • Stanley and the Dress-up Party (Scholastic 1998).
  • Stanley at the Seaside (Scholastic 1998).
  • Stanley in the Toyshop (Scholastic 1998).
  • Stanley to the Rescue (Scholastic 1998).
  • Stanley’s Teddy Bear (Scholastic 1998).
  • Super Sticker Book of New Zealand Wildlife (Puffin 1998).
  • Wildlife Stuff (Scholastic 1999).
  • Super Sticker Book of New Zealand Dinosaurs (Puffin 2000).
  • Which New Zealand Bird?: A Simple Step-by-Step Guide to the Identification of New Zealand’s Native & Introduced Birds text by Andrew Crowe (Penguin 2001).
  • How the Kiwi Lost Its Wings text by Alwyn Owen (Reed 2002).
  • Life and Times of the Giant Kauri (Reed 2002).
  • Little Kiwi 1 2 3 text by Vicki Marsdon and Sharon Whitaker (Reed 2003).
  • Little Kiwi A B C text by Vicki Marsdon and Sharon Whitaker (Reed 2003).
  • Little Kiwi Colours text by Vicki Marsdon and Sharon Whitaker (Reed 2003).
  • Little Kiwi Shapes text by Vicki Marsdon and Sharon Whitaker (Reed 2003).
  • Kiwi of the Great Forest (Reed 2003).
  • Summer Blaze text by Dawn McMillan (Reed 2003).
  • Dave Gunson’s New Zealand Wildlife (Penguin 2004).
  • Coming Home text by Dawn McMillan (Reed 2004).
  • 5 Kiwi in a Kombi on Tour (Reed 2005).
  • The Lost Worlds of Aotearoa (Random House 2005).
  • My Kiwi text by John Lockyer (Reed 2005).
  • Pandora’s Potato Romp text by Lucy Davey (Scholastic 2005).
  • Ratso text by Lorraine Orman [Kiwi Bite] (Puffin 2005).
  • Crazy Kiwi Tops and Tails text by Sally Sutton (Penguin 2006).
  • Fluff Helps Out text by Tina Shaw [Kiwi Bite] (Penguin 2006).
  • Pancake Attack! text by Dawn McMillan (Scholastic 2006).
  • Wellington Warthog text by Sheila Forbes (Scholastic 2006).
  • Will and Woof text by Tanya Warren (Scholastic 2006).
  • Santa and the Reindeer text by Maria Farrer (Scholastic 2006).
  • A Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Land Birds text by Andrew Crowe (Penguin 2007).
  • Muddletopia text by Kyle Mewburn [Kiwi Bite] (Scholastic 2007).
  • Mr Muggs the Library Cat (Scholastic 2008).
  • Ant’s Pants text by Kyle Mewburn (Scholastic 2008).
  • All about New Zealand Birds (New Holland 2008).
  • All about New Zealand Insects and Other Creepy-crawlies (New Holland 2008).
  • The Ugly Hatchling text by Yvonne Morrison [Kiwi Corkers series] (Scholastic 2009).
  • All about New Zealand Plants (New Holland 2009).
  • Trev and the Kauri Tree text by Chris Gurney [Kiwi Corkers series] (Scholastic 2009).
  • All about New Zealand Seashore (New Holland 2009).
  • Ducky (Puffin 2010). 
  • All about New Zealand’s Wild Life of the Past (New Holland 2010).
  • The Big Book of New Zealand Wildlife (New Holland 2011).
  • All About New Zealand’s Freshwater Wildlife (New Holland 2011).
  • Diary of a Pukeko text by Sally Sutton (Scholastic 2011).
  • All About New Zealand’s Sea Life (New Holland 2011).
  • Grandpa Ngata and the Seagull (New Holland 2012).
  • All About New Zealand’s Garden Wildlife (New Holland 2012).
  • Diary of a Bat text by Sally Sutton (Scholastic 2012).
Awards:
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 1999 Non-fiction Shortlist for Nature’s Alphabet.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2002 Non-fiction Shortlist for Which New Zealand Bird?
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2008 Non-fiction Shortlist for A Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Land Birds.
 

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