Do you want your children to get off screens, reconnect with nature, have fun and notice the little things?


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I am the author, illustrator and photographer behind the books you see on my website. I have also designed and printed a few extras to complete the experience and get those children outside!

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Children's books:

     NZ/BE Edition available here on this website.

     US Edition available  here.


"This book is perfect for all the right reasons, nature, gardening & creative"

"They thought the rhyming was very clever and loved all the detail in the illustrations and the mix of photos too."


"Factual information about bees and their important work is woven through the story, and more information about bees and their plight can be found in the back of the book."

"A charming and factually correct book about the monarch."


"She has written, illustrated and used her own photographs in this book, with all three elements coming together as a harmonious whole to leave the reader entertained, informed and armed to make a difference."

"Adele Gaddes has woven rhyme into this educational and entertaining picture book which makes it easy and interesting to read.


"This will also make an excellent primary classroom resource as it covers a wide range of terminology relating to ecology, lifecycles and biology"

"This would be a great read-aloud book in any educational setting as well as at home for those budding gardeners and butterfly fans."