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Lily Duval is an artist, writer and researcher based in beautiful Ōhinehou/Lyttelton. She’s an insect nerd, book lover and obsessive tramper. Lily’s always been addicted to drawing — in kindergarten the teachers had to pull her away from the paints so the other children could have a turn! A love of stories led her to complete a Masters in English Literature, which examined our attitudes to insects here in Aotearoa. She’s always raving about why we need to love bugs and not squish them. Critters of Aotearoa is her first picture book.

Books by Lily Duval

Critters of Aotearoa

Meet some of our most curious critters, from the popular RNZ National radio segment with Nicola Toki and Jesse Mulligan.

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Critters of Aotearoa Colouring in Sheet

Meet some of our cute and curious critters with this colouring in sheet!