Christina Van Straaten

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Christina Van Straaten

Christina is a mother of two and passionate about the wildlife of South Africa. She shares ideas and crafts for children on her facebook page. Her beautifully illustrated book Liam Goes to the Game Reserve is a beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully constructed book for children of all ages.

The colourful illustrations accompanied by a delightful story introduce children to wild animals in their natural habitats. There are numerous wild animals to find, identify and count. While children are searching and counting the animals, both problem solving and counting skills are developed. Searching for the rabbit hiding on every page increases the fun element and involves children even more. A key is provided on each page to the names and numbers of animals to be found on that page. The 240mm wide x 300mm deep, hard cover and 12 board pages can stand a lot of handling by small hands and is easy to clean.