animalia-200Today’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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