Book description

Crazy critters with feathers or scales
Some with claws, and many with tails
Some make you smile
Some fill you with dread
Beginning with A and ending with Z

Tuatara Tia has a birthday in a week,
She's turning ninety-seven,
so her friends have planned a feast.


T is for Tuatara: Amazing animals from A to Z

is an alphabet book unlike any other.

From the author of the popular Doggy Ditties from A to Z, inspiration for this new set of delightful silly ditties comes from weird and wonderful creatures from all over the globe. Beginning with aardvark and ending in zebu, with a selection of crazy birds, reptiles, mammals and fish in between the rhymes and limericks are bound to make kids giggle.


Did you know dugongs only eat sea grass?

And that yellow-eyed penguins are the

rarest of the 18 species of penguin?


Both children and adults can learn more about the unusual creatures in the book from the fun facts and questions section at the back of the book.


The Poetry Tips section in T is for tuatara is a great resource that whānau and teachers can use to explore, practise and learn about writing poetry.
T is for tuatara is suitable for ages 3+

For wholesale enquiries please contact
LZR & Associates 

or Publishers Distribution Ltd (PDL)


To purchase signed copies head to Deb's online store

Book Details

Author: Jo van Dam

Illustrator: Deborah Hinde

Edited by: Sue Copsey

Format: Softcover

Size: 250mm x 240mm - 32 pages (landscape)

Weight: 200g               

Release date: July 2021

ISBN: 978-0-473-58084-1

Age Range: 3 - 7 years

RRP: $19.99