Get up close and personal with the northern crested newt – and its natural surroundings.
The northern crested newt looks like a dragon! It has black skin, an orange belly and long fingers. During mating season, the male grows a ragged crest on its back…
In this book, you can follow a northern crested newt from when it wakes up in the spring. First, it makes its way to the dam. Then, later in the summer, it creeps ashore and lives like a tiny predator in the forest at night.
But being a newt isn’t easy. It has to watch out for owls and cats – and snakes, too. It has to cross dangerous roads. Some newts die. And others survive.
This is the sixth nature book on which Borge and Myhre have collaborated. Synnøve Borge has written the book’s factual narrative and fact boxes, while Lise Myhre has created the illustrations.