Animalia

Animalia

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by Graeme Base
     
 

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With more than two millions copies sold around the world, Graeme Base's amazing alliterative alphabet book has become one of the most beloved titles of the past decade. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Abrams is proud to publish a limited, individually numbered edition of Animalia. See more details below

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With more than two millions copies sold around the world, Graeme Base's amazing alliterative alphabet book has become one of the most beloved titles of the past decade. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Abrams is proud to publish a limited, individually numbered edition of Animalia.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Base has created an ABC book that goes far beyond a simple listing of items in alphabetical order. There are captions or headlines accompanying each letter's scene, such as ``Eight Enormous Elephants Expertly Eating Easter Eggs,'' or ``Two Tigers Taking the 10:20 Train to Timbuktu.'' Each picture is replete with an apparently random choice of objects that have in common (on every page but the one for the letter X) their first letters. This Australian import makes for a delightful visual feast, though it lacks a clear conceptual coherence or unity of action or meaning on every page. No matterreaders will have a fine time guessing at objects and searching for a small child who hides among the pages; and the meticulous artistry is far-reaching in its innovation, detail and humor. Base's monumental effort will not go unrewarded; if books could be honored for the sheer number of hours readers could pore over crammed pages, and for the inexhaustible supply of extra touches, this one surely would be a winner. All ages. (September)
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Originally published ten years ago, this book has sold 2 million copies worldwide. The anniversary publication is a limited collectors edition. The large format spreads are very detailed illustrations of a verse, in alphabetical order. Each verse contains only words beginning with the appropriate letter. Careful observation reveals many less obvious objects and creatures, all beginning with the same letter. The illustrations are mixed media and are fun to look at. 1997 (orig.
Morgan
This beautiful book contains thirteen small tales about those who live in harmony with Animalia, kingdom of the animals...Each tale captures wisdom about the world we share with animals. This is a beautiful book in every sense.
The Hungry Mind Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810919990
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Edition description:
LIMITED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 13.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 18 Years

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