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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. Praise. “A delightful visual feast if books could be honored for the sheer number of hours readers could pore over crammed pages, and for. 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.

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What’s the Name o Each page includes hidden objects and baase Graeme Base spend three years working on this book and was a very young man when he did it. My favorite is “T,” which I think is terrific. This is a beautiful book in every sense. I love this book! The illustrations contain many other objects beginning with that letter that the reader can try to identify.

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My ardor for this amazing book really cooled once I noticed the swastika. Nothing but love for this book.

The never-gonna-stop nephew looked at this for an hour looking for all the little deta LOVE! In fact, the book’s introduction encourages it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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.


Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I recently saw this book, and I gravitated towards it and was again with my nose inside. And really, the sheer amount of objects playing hide and seek within the illustrations is rather majorly daunting to say the least, especially since one is not even sure exactly how many hidden images there are in each section, in each given picture spread which is why I most certainly would really have appreciated and actually required a list of hidden objects included, either grame the back of the book, with corresponding page numbers, or preferably, underneath each of the illustrations.

Archived from the original on 3 May How am I going to create this picture so it is appealing but also conveys this information? To celebrate anomalia years, Abrams is proud to publish a special anniversary edition. Description “A delightful visual feast. Base lives in Melbourne with his artist wife Robyn and their three children.

The books of Graeme Base: clever clues in a fantasy world – in pictures

Is it weird that I more or less accepted the kangaroo kidnapping a lady koala with a kalashnikov, but I draw the line at Nazi symbols? The illustrations are gorgeous, and the alliterative lines are wonderful to read aloud. The title which announces each letter uses alliteration to the max! In his introductory poem, Base challenges the reader: The result is an alphabet book that grows with your kid, because even a grown-up can spend a lot of time quietly poring over the pages of the book to catch one last detail, find anialia more F word, locate the boy in the striped shirt on every page.


Each page features one letter and images related to that letter–as well as a hidden picture of Graeme Base as a child!

I practically lived in it when I grqeme kid. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of And what detail there is. Sep 10, Magila rated it basee was amazing Shelves: True, his words brilliantly add to the atmosphere, but his trademarks are those rich, dense, colourful illustrations.

We used to have races to find and list as many words as we could from the pictures, and we had a jigsaw puzzle of the Crimson Cats page. One could spend hours studying every page to discover all of the images hidden inside!

The numerous inclusion of items that begin with each featured letter scattered throughout each page makes the entire book a treasure hunt.