Rangitoto

Te Toka tu moana, the rock standing in the ocean

PRINT BOOK

ISBN: 978-0-473-23914-5
RRP: $19.99
Publishers: Long White Cloud Books
and Dragonsauce Books
Illustrator: Heather Arnold
EBOOK

ISBN: 978-0-473-23913-8
RRP: $12.00
Publisher: Pixelbook Digital Publishing
Illustrator: Heather Arnold

Rangitoto

Te Toka tu moana, the rock standing in the ocean

Have you ever gazed at Rangitoto and wondered…
How it got its shape?
Was it a very explosive beginning?
And will it erupt again?

Rangitoto: Te Toka tu moana, The rock standing in the ocean tells the dramatic story of Auckland’s most dramatic icon – its birth, the kaka bird’s connection to Rangitoto, the imprint of humans on its fragile wildlife, and how the island’s guardians are saving it today.

Print book – Shortlisted in the Non-Fiction category for the 2010 New Zealand
Post Children’s Book Awards.

PRINT BOOK

ISBN: 978-0-473-23914-5
RRP: $19.99
Publishers: Long White Cloud Books
and Dragonsauce Books
Illustrator: Heather Arnold
EBOOK

ISBN: 978-0-473-23913-8
RRP: $12.00
Publisher: Pixelbook Digital Publishing
Illustrator: Heather Arnold

Journal notes

The printed Rangitoto book had been out of print for several years, but I still received orders for it. When Steve and Ange from Pixel Books contacted me asking if I would like to … make enhanced children’s non-fiction books – it was serendipity.
I had been considering re-publishing this book and was interested in publishing children’s non-fiction enhanced e-books.
I updated the text for the e-book in a few places. For example, new research has discovered that Rangitoto could be 1500-500 years old.
Steve put the text boxes and glossary words into drop-down boxes. The photographs of foliage and birds are now in albums that you can flick through.
You also flick through two timelines and the different volcanic shapes. In addition we’ve added two activities: an interactive word find, and one of Heather Arnold’s worksheets on how to draw a bird. Also you’ll find live links and if you press the kaka reporter button you’ll hear a gorgeous young girl give extra facts.
If you are interested in volcanoes, need a volcano book for a project or visiting Rangitoto (or another volcano) – you’ll love this interactive enhanced e-book.

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