A fantastic new addition to the Nature Storybook series!

Welcome to the world of Gecko. He warms up on the sun-baked rocks in the evening before hunting for food. A cockroach makes a yummy snack! Watch out! A hawk is hunting. Gecko changes his skin colour and blends into the rock until the hawk flies away. A wonderful introduction to one of the most varied species of lizard on the planet.


A lushly-coloured study.

NZ Listener

The whole effect is just stunning. Beautiful understated artwork… This book is a delightful edition to the Nature Storybook series.


Highly recommended. Augmented with lustrous illustrations, reading this book is a treat. This is a wonderful addition to a fascinating series, well produced, thoughtfully written and informative.

Read Plus

Huber and Lovelock have teamed up again to produce another beautiful narrative, nonfiction, picture book. This book is perfect for a wide age range.


I dig this. As a teacher I would happily add this to a library corner as a research tool, and as a parent it makes a nice bedtime story.

Golden Adventures

Gecko has a rich, vibrant text, coupled with beautifully detailed illustrations. A delightful book.

Booksellers NZ

A fascinating book that is well researched, nuanced, unified, and with high quality production values. By any measure it is a beautiful book to hold, explore, and linger over, showcasing written and visual text cohesion. For both older and younger readers Gecko’s multilayered content arouses curiosity and offers us insights into the natural world around us.

Dunedin College of Education

This information picture book is an excellent example of the seamless integration of text and illustration to produce a high-quality non-fiction title.

Reading Time

The illustrations are remarkable with their textured and vivacious watercolour and acrylic background speckles and splashes, beautifully replicating the gecko’s appearance and natural characteristics.

Boomerang Books

This book is a delightful edition to the Nature Storybook series.

Kids Books NZ

All ages will enjoy Brian’s vibrant, speckled artwork.


Excellent book design, lovely illustrations and lively text combine to inform young readers about geckos.

Magpies Magazine

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