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Animalia (original 1986; edition 1988)

by Graeme Base

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Title:Animalia
Authors:Graeme Base
Info:Stoddart, Toronto
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Animalia by Graeme Base (1986)

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Can be a hard read for some but there are a lot of new words and that means the child can learn with great illustrations too.
  Madison_DeWeerdt | Dec 4, 2014 |
Beautiful illustrations with fun challenges to find hidden words that start with each letter of alphabet
  lrubin75 | Nov 2, 2014 |
The illustrations are beautiful in this book. Children will like the description of each animal because of the interesting language. Great for expanding students' vocabulary. ( )
  SuPendleton | Jul 27, 2014 |
A young child's book? Not really. Each page is a conglomeration of words that all begin with the same letter describing an animal. "Ingenious ignuanas improvising intricate impromptu...." You get the picture. A very difficult read! ( )
  tess_schoolmarm | Jul 4, 2014 |
This book follows the ABC sequence using fun and descriptive words for each letter.
  alishablaire | Mar 18, 2014 |
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Epigraph
Withing the pages of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words,
A hidden land of beasts and birds.

For many things are 'of a kind',
And those with keenest eyes will find
A thousand things, or maybe more --
It's up to you to keep the score.

A final word before we go;
There's one more thing you ought to know:
In Animalia, you see,
It's possible you might find me.

--Graeme
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For Robyn
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An Armoured Armadillo Avoiding An Angry Alligator
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Beautiful Blue Butterflies Basking by a Babbling Brook.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0810918684, Hardcover)

What's this elaborate illustration? "Horrible Hairy Hogs Hurrying Homewards on Heavily Harnessed Horses," of course. Graeme Base's astonishingly creative oeuvre begins with Animalia, the 1993 alphabet book that challenges the standard idea of how long reading a book for small kids ought to take. Animalia, like many of Base's books, is a vast puzzle, built with entrancing pictures that unfold into layers and layers of objects--all matched to each page's corresponding letter. Base leaves us stunned and amazed, painting reflections into the oddest surfaces and driving the urge to page-turn. This wonderful picture book works for 2-year-olds, 5-year-olds, and adults alike--something few other alphabet books can manage. --Andrew Bartlett

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:23 -0400)

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An alphabet book with fantastic and detailed pictures, bearing such labels as "Lazy lions lounging in the local library."

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0670815365, 0140541128

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