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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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Tags:Children's Lit., Art

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Animalia by Graeme Base (1986)

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Great for teaching alliteration. ( )
  nickietravis | Jul 9, 2015 |
Alphabet book, a good one to put on the counter in the library for a contest for finding hidden items.
  TeachrBkMom | Jul 8, 2015 |
Graeme Base's books make me smile. They make me feel like a kid again. The colors and drawings are so vibrant. Every time I look at them I see something I didn't see before. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Jun 26, 2015 |
This book has amazing pictures. This book is the alphabet and with each letter, it has words that begin with that letter of the alphabet along with a page full of pictures that begin with that letter. This is great for teaching the alphabet. ( )
  Kelsly93 | Apr 29, 2015 |
This is an ABC book but is a bit harder than most. Its a neat book!
  peyrobs | Apr 29, 2015 |
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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
First words
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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:01 -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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