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Animalia (1986)

by Graeme Base

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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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This book really creeped me out as a kid, but I didn't know why. I read it today as an adult, and it's not as creepy, but I still feel weird, still can't put my finger on why. The art is delightful and the alliteration cute if problematic at times--kidnapping kangaroos are supposed to be funny. They are not. I'm glad this book isn't creepy to me anymore, but I'll be kind of worried if my nieces or little cousins like it. So, mixed feelings over here. ( )
  iszevthere | Jun 23, 2022 |
This is one of my very favorite books to share with a child. We can sit for hours talking about the pictures. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
In so many words I can not tell you how I was strike by the scope and detail by Graeme Base's illustrations. They conveyed so much detail and surreal ideas all the while using the alphabet and phonetic frontal matching sounds. Throughout the author paints a personal and surreal story using each letter and its corresponding initial sound to come up with amazing play on words. My students will love this book for its wonder and renderings of surrealism and it is a great way to teacher initial sounds and the letter sound correspondence to boot! Graeme Base has made me a disciple. (Victor V. Vulture the Vaudeville Ventriloquist) ( )
  W.Arute | Oct 20, 2019 |
  CapitalCityPCS | Sep 19, 2019 |
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Within 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.

For Robyn
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An Armoured Armadillo Avoiding An Angry Alligator
Beautiful Blue Butterflies Basking by a Babbling Brook.
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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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Hachette Book Group

3 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0810918684, 0810919397, 0810919990

Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0670815365, 0140541128


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