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. 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. Base has created an ABC book that goes far beyond a simple listing of items Animalia. Graeme Base, Author ABRAMS $ (32p) ISBN .

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: Animalia (Picture Puffins) (): Graeme Base: Books

View all 12 comments. There are all kinds of animals, instruments, food and miscellany on the page that starts with the letter.

And a box of Derwents too, for that matter. It was originally published infollowed by a tenth anniversary edition inand a 25th anniversary edition in Puffin Books; Reprint edition October 1, Language: Even though I have read it with my children 3 or 4 times, I still know there is more to see and find.

Bawe could spend hours studying every page to discover all of the images hidden inside! This is a classic and a keeper to stay on the shelf for generations to enjoy.

It is so rare to find a picture book that has something for everyone, but he achieves it. While I didn’t enjoy that book grasme as much I’m sad that it appears t I found a copy for a friend’s grandchild. Preview — Animalia by Graeme Base. Abrams published The Animalia Wall Friezea fold-out over 26 feet in length, in which the author created new riddles for each letter.


Each page or double-page spread conjures a letter of the alphabet with rhyming alliteration and illustrations full of things starting with that letter. One of my favourite books from years ago, I finally picked up a copy for myself the other day.

See and discover other items: So much time goes into them.

As an additional challenge, the author has hidden a picture of himself as a child in every picture. While I didn’t enjoy that book quite as much I’m sad that it appears to be missing. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Then there are hidden pictures that start with each of the letters that the children can find and identify.

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Trust me, this book will not harm your child Who grame up animalix the ‘Ds’. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. This particular edition comes with a poster on the inside of the jacket “that holds a riddle to be solved. In his introductory poem, Base challenges the reader: View all 4 comments. There are a few p There’s two ways to do an alphabet book.

Read more Read less. Hopefully a copy will turn up at my work. It is our job as parents to prepare our kids for the Big World out there.


This book was selected as one of the books for the October – Alphabet books discu Lush alliteration and gorgeously detailed pictures are just a few of the reasons why we really like this alphabet book by Graeme Base.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The illustrations with the pictures of the different animals and the alliterative verses are perfect for each of the letters. Mar 03, Henry Grxeme rated it really liked it Shelves: What was not to love? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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I am very in the minority here, but when I read this book as a kid I just felt really overwhelmed by the illustrations. Pretty much as soon as I spied it in the library I knew I had to have it. Archived from the original on 2 October So parents and teachers don’t treat them like babies, but start to teach, and stretch their little minds and understanding. The Last King of Angkor Wat. Another one of my absolute favorite books.