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Viking, 1986 - Animals - 32 pages
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Celebrate 25 years of this classic alphabet book with this special silver-anniversary edition!

More than three million copies of Animalia have been sold worldwide, making GraemeBase's amazing alliterative alphabet bookone of the most beloved titles of the pastquarter century! Animalia's incredibleimaginary world intrigues all readers,whether or not they know their ABCs.

Each page includes hidden objects and ideas: start with 'A is for An Armoured Armadillo Avoiding an Angry Alligator' and you'll find aprons, ants, aces, Atom-brand anchovies, and much more. The rest of the alphabet is just as much fun!


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About the author (1986)

Graeme Baseis one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series.

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three: Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award.

In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs,was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Last King of Angkor Wat.

Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will.


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