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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The books of Graeme Base: clever clues in a fantasy world – in pictures
To celebrate thirty years, Abrams is proud to publish a animalla anniversary edition. Each page includes hidden objects and ideas: The rest of the alphabet is just as much fun!
Hardcover32 pages. Published September 15th by Harry N. Abrams first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign bj. To ask other readers questions about Animaliaplease sign up. How does he se alliterative language? How do read the books on Goodreads? See all 3 questions about Animalia…. Lists with This Book. Aug 15, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have read many ABC book to the kids over the years and this by far is the very best of them.
There is alliteration – love it, and it good alliteration too. There are all kinds of animals, instruments, food and miscellany on the page that starts with the letter. Sometimes you have to think how it’s being used. This was a joy. It was the smallest details that were so enjoyable. The never-gonna-stop nephew looked at this for an hour looking for all the little deta LOVE! The never-gonna-stop nephew looked at this for an hour looking for all the little details.
Both kids read this with joy. Animalua both gave it 5 stars fraeme they want to keep the book. I have to make sure the nephew doesn’t hide it in his room so I can’t return it to the library. Why, oh why did I never know of Graeme Base growing up. I have so many favorite things from amimalia. I love what he did with ‘X’. I love the baboon playing the bassoon. Who show up in the ‘Ds’. I like the Green Gorilla wearing gloves. There is a fairy. I love Kitty Koala and the ‘K’ grseme in general.
I love the outrageous Ostrich. This book gave me joy.
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View all 4 comments. Feb 11, mark monday rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love this book so much! Bg practically lived in it when I was kid. View all 25 comments. Apr 12, Ted rated it it was amazing.
Each letter of the alphabet gets either a full page, or a two-page spread of beautiful color art depicting numerous animals gfaeme items which start with the given letter. Perfect for an oldie and a animalla going through together Rabid Reviewer Raves Raucously Re Regal Rudiments for Reading Okay, parents and grandparents and those who have no progenythis is the GREATEST graphical alphabet book for youngsters, young readers, old fogies, and any other group of English-language readers whatsoever.
Perfect for an oldie and a youngster going through together, looking gtaeme each item in the picture and figuring out if they can what word the wonderful Graeme Base had in mind. Over 3 million copies of the book have been sold. In a 25th Anniversary edition was published. Example of a two-page spread. Man, if only this book could have time-traveled back to my young reading days. The Classical Greeks great book, portraits of three dozen Greeks from the Classical period Next review: The Taming of the Shrew more Shakespeare View all 8 comments.
I found a copy for a friend’s grandchild. Bwse blush to say I didn’t find all the little Graemes. A beautiful body of work that took Base three years to complete.
It can’t be a spoiler to show one ok two!
I used to own as well. While I didn’t enjoy that book quite as much I’m sad anjmalia it appears t I found vase copy for a friend’s grandchild. While I didn’t enjoy that book quite as much I’m sad that it appears to be missing. Hopefully a copy will turn up at my work. Apr 12, Manybooks rated it it was ok Shelves: Although I do quite enjoy Graeme Base’s Animalia as a general concept, the intricate and involved illustrations do seem incredibly over busy and much too in-one’s-face for them to ever be even remotely considered personal favourites as I tend to rather crave and even require visual simplicity and unclutteredness, and sadly, upon rereading Animaliathe over-busyness actually started to give me a bit of a sick headache.
And really, the sheer amount of objects playing hide and seek within the il Although I do quite enjoy Graeme Base’s Animalia as a general concept, the intricate and involved illustrations do seem bass over busy and much too in-one’s-face for them to ever be even remotely considered personal favourites as I tend to rather crave and even require visual simplicity and unclutteredness, and sadly, upon rereading Animaliathe over-busyness actually started to give me a bit of a sick headache.
And really, the sheer amount of objects playing hide and seek within the illustrations hraeme 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 wnimalia actually required a list of hidden objects included, either at the back of the animalai, with corresponding page numbers, or preferably, underneath each of the illustrations.
Now I do believe and even realise that Animalia has a lot of what I would label bbase appeal” but for someone like me, with less than stellar eyesight, the sheer masses of hidden objects can easily prove to be a bit massively overwhelming at best.
But that being said and even though I have only rated Animalia with a high two star rankingaside from the book teaching and practicing the alphabet, alliteration, rhyming and the like, the hidden images might also be a useful tool for working on pattern recognition gareme children as well as adults who have focusing and visual tracking issues the latter factoid being yet another reason why a list of the specific hidden objects to be located in Animalia would have been a welcome and much useful addition.
View all 3 comments. Sep 20, Lisa Vegan rated it it graemw amazing Recommends it for: This is an amazing book.
The illustrations are truly stunning. It can take a very long time to read this 32 page book, not because the text takes that long to read, but the illustrations are so profuse that it can take ages to find everything on each page. This book would make a lovely gift for year olds, and I very much enjoyed pouring over it myself. Dec 29, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: A splendid ABC book!
What I love is that the phrases for each letter are very involved, lots of great words here, no “dumbing-down” for kiddies. Grraeme, while I at first thought there was just a random collection of “misc.
Unicorns for “U” is the main focus, but then if you look carefully you can also see umbrellas and Union Jacks in the picture. Ne A splendid ABC book! Kids will love that. I didn’t give the book five stars because, alas, I’m not really a fan of his illustration style–this is just personal taste and I think this is a great alphabet book! Apr 30, Shannon Giraffe Days rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of my favourite books from years ago, I finally picked up a copy for myself the other day.
This beautifully – and cleverly – illustrated children’s book is just as much fun when you’re an adult. Each page or double-page spread conjures a letter of the alphabet with rhyming alliteration and illustrations full of things starting with that letter.
We used to have races to find graemr list as many words as we could from the pictures, and we had a jigsaw puzzle of the Crimson Bu page. Endless fun One of my favourite books from years ago, I finally picked up a copy for myself the other day. Endless fun for kids and a great way to learn new vocab. May 17, Jessica added it.
My ardor for this amazing book really cooled once I noticed the swastika. Am I too sensitive? 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?
In any case, this book is incredible and my toddler loves it, but I never could bqse enjoy it the same way again and there are a lot of other children’s books out there that don’t have hidden swastikas and who knows what else in them.