A delightful visual feast . . . The meticulous artistry is far-reaching in its invation, detail, and humor. --Publishers Weekly Within the page of this bookYou may discover, if you lookBeyond the spell of written wordsA hidden land of beasts and birds . . . Animalia is a book like other. Abounding with fanciful, gorgeously detailed art, it is an alphabet book, a guessing game, and a virtual feast for the eyes. Each page features one letter and images related to that letter--as well as a hidden picture of Graeme Base as a child! Animalia will entrance any child or adult who enters its fantastical world. A tongue-twisting menagerie . . . [in] a perfectly delightful alphabet book. --Charles Gibson, Good Morning America
Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. Animalia received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986 and it has achieved classic status with worldwide sales of more than two million copies. Base's most recent picture book, The Water Hole, an ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook and artbook, has been published in Australia, the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Denmark and the UK. Base lives in Melbourne with his artist wife Robyn and their three children.