Today’s book is a blast from the past. Animalia by Graeme Base is a wonderful book.
The most stunning thing about it is the illustrations. Each page is a work of art. I used to spend hours trying to find all the objects the words on each page mentioned, and many more besides. It seemed that every time I looked at them, I would see something new.
The text is extremely clever with rhymes and alliteration, mirrored in the illustrations. The words are also included as part of the illustrations on the page.
If you have kids who aren’t that keen on books, this is a great one to start. There is so much to find. You can even make it a challenge to see how many different pictures they can find.
It’s even a stunning book to read on your own.
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Cooker and a Looker
January 24, 2013 at 8:38 am
My daughters and I love Graeme Base. The Waterhole is our favourite!
January 24, 2013 at 9:01 am
Animalia is one of our favourites 🙂
January 24, 2013 at 11:06 am
I used to love this book as a child. Might have to get a copy for my son I think.
Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors
January 24, 2013 at 11:25 am
So many educational opportunities from one page of a Graeme Base Book. We love them.
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Annaleis – Blogs and Pr Team Member
January 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm
I remember studying Animalia in high school. A group of us based a Year 12 performance at camp around it. Great book!
Have a laugh on me
January 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm
My kids just love this book, and I ADORE the images!
January 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm
oh my gosh! I use to love this book with I was in primary school!
Yvette @ Little Bento Blog
January 25, 2013 at 12:37 am
OOOOOOOH I love this book.. going on book depository now and buying it!!
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