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Animalia by Graeme Base

Animalia (1986)

by Graeme Base

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Love the pictures. The worlds are spectacular.
  kllord | Sep 16, 2016 |
Too overwhelming for me. ?I might have enjoyed it when my eyesight was perfectly correctable, but maybe not. ?áEvery image is as bright?á& 'in-your-face'?áas every other, there's no perspective, no way to see what's going on, if anything is. ?áIt's like a pretty Richard Scarry word book, and I could never stand those. ?áIt's also possible that I could enjoy it as posters or shrunk a bit, but the very large size of this book demanded it be held at just the wrong distance from my face. ?áStill, it is clever, and the pix are pretty, so I won't rate it too low....

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  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
love the pictures!!! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
I have loved this book since fourth grade when we used it in school to improve our vocabulary.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
Awesome alphabet book especially for older students, great for teaching alliteration and imagery, would be a really fun warm-up or teamwork activity (copy a page for students to find as many things in the picture that begin with that letter).
  charity_thurman | Jan 18, 2016 |
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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.

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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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

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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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