Raymond Huber is a children’s author, teacher, and editor, and was the Creative NZ-Otago University Writer in Residence in 2018. His work includes acclaimed picture books, (Flight of the Honey Bee and Gecko), junior sci-fi novels about bees, (Sting and Wings), and the young adult novel Peace Warriors. Raymond has also written many educational books. Raymond is donating half of his royalties of Tree Beings to the Goodall Institute, for their kid’s programme Roots and Shoots.
Sandra Severgnini owned an art gallery and retail store before finally deciding it was well and truly time to nurture her lifetime passion and focus on children’s picture books. Her fascination with the magical natural world around her inspires her words and brings sensitivity and humor to her illustrations.
Dr. Jane Goodall (foreword) is one of the world’s foremost primatologists and anthropologists. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Jane has highlighted the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction, and has redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment.