About the Author

Adele Gaddes is a well-travelled, proud New Zealander-think beautiful landscapes, All Blacks and Lord of the Rings country. She loves detail, learning, and being outdoors – always appreciating the little things. 

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Ages of Pages photo-Rebecca McDaid Photo

Photo credit:  Rebecca McDaid.

The main characters are created by children as they recognise that issues in their environment are affecting the little things - the monarchs and now the bees.”


Adele enjoys incorporating information into her books, that even the adults may not have previously known.


Adele has been following the plight of the pollinators worldwide, and greatly enjoys watching and photographing

the monarchs and bees as

they go about their very

important business.