by Graeme Base
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 15, 1986)
… “Animalia came from a great love of animals and a desire to create a book with huge amounts of detail and things to discover. That was the sort of book I remember enjoying as a child,” says author Graeme Base. …
A book that I vividly remember from my childhood is Animalia, written and illustrated by Graeme Base – Base was born in England, moved to Australia with his parents at age 8, and is still living there. It is an alphabet book jam-packed with amazing detailed illustrations of animals, and teamed with a short poem featuring words beginning with each letter. Every page contains loads of animals and objects to spy, which is wonderful to keep children and parents a-like happily engaged. There is also a picture of a boy to be found on every page, which just so happens to be a picture of Graeme Base as a child. Animalia has been honored and awarded numerous times – rightly so!
After celebrating its 20th aniversary, Animalia has now become a television series based on the book, which airs in Australia, Canada, England (BBC) and the United States (PBS).
Add this book to your collection: Animalia
Animalia TV website.
TV Review – Animalia – The New York Times.
Interview with Graeme Base at RIF Reading Planet.
Animalia DVD Press Release – by David Lambert, at TVShowsonDVD.com.
Animalia – Television Series – a post by Yvonne Russell, at Grow Your Writing Business.