More than three million copies of Animalia have been sold around the world, making Graeme Base’s amazing alliterative alphabet book one of the most beloved. Praise. “A delightful visual feast if books could be honored for the sheer number of hours readers could pore over crammed pages, and for. Animalia is an illustrated children’s book by Graeme Base. It was originally published in , followed by a tenth anniversary edition in , and a 25th.

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This is an amazing book which takes a look at the alphabet, from A to Z.

By the time they are learning to read and write, they are far more advanced verbally than their little eyes are able to read. Use dmy dates from June Pages to import images to Wikidata.

See all 3 questions about Animalia…. As basr additional challenge, the author has hidden a picture of himself as a child in every picture. Childrens stylized illustrated picture book of animals and small people hiding in a Where’s Waldo type situation. The title which announces each letter uses alliteration to the max! Abrams also published a wall calendar colouring book version for children the same year.

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The artwork is so far above the norm that in this reviewer’s opinion it counts as classic. This is a classic and a keeper to stay on the shelf for generations to enjoy. One could spend hours studying every page to discover all of the images hidden inside! Feb 11, mark ankmalia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alphabet books children’s books Picture books by Graeme Base Puzzle books Australian children’s books.


I have read many ABC book to the kids over the years and this by far is the very best of them. Not a second animallia his time was wasted.

Each page features one hraeme and images related to that letter–as well as a hidden picture of Graeme Base as a child! Wow, did I love this book as a child.

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Also, while I at first thought there was just a random collection of “misc. Being a librarian, my favorite picture, of course, is the library lions! John Henry Julius Lester. Graeme Rowland Base is a successful Australian author and artist of picture books that gtaeme been sold internationally.

But there are also several other “Animalia” is a fun, colorful safari ride through the alphabet. Archived from the original on 3 May Sometimes you have to think how it’s being used. Preview — Animalia by Graeme Base. Perfect for an oldie and a youngster going through together Rabid Reviewer Raves Raucously Re Regal Rudiments for Reading Okay, parents and grandparents and those who have no progenythis is the GREATEST graphical alphabet book for youngsters, young readers, old fogies, and any other group of English-language readers whatsoever.


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For example, there are gorillas, guitars, and a goblet, giraffe, goat, gnome etc. Retrieved from ” https: Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? This page was last edited on 21 Octoberat Each page includes hidden objects and ideas: I found a copy for a friend’s grandchild. Jul 18, DadReads rated it it was amazing.

School-age children to adults will enjoy hunting for objects beginning with the featured letter on each illustrated page — kind of like an early I Spy book, only you have to identify the objects, not just find them. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

This was a joy. Every time I read it again, I find more pictures to identify with whatever letter I’m reading. Description “A delightful visual feast. Example of a two-page spread. And there was even a cricket match. Nov 03, Lynne rated it it was amazing Shelves: To celebrate thirty ainmalia, Abrams is proud to publish a special anniversary edition. My favorite is the “C” two-page spread, in which a crawdad, a creek, and a can that once held Coca-Colaas well many other items beginning with “C,” battle it out for visual supremacy.