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Animalia 001
Animalia 001
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Activity Book


Harry N. Abrams




Fiction Animals

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Ages 4 - 8


Graeme Base

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Animalia Midi by Graeme Base (Author) Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 20, 1993) Language: English ISBN-10: 0810919397 ISBN-13: 978-0810919396 Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces List Price: 12.95 GOOD CONDITION, TIGHT BINDING, CLEAN PAGES, NO DUSTJACKET P.O. GIFT INSCRIPTION ON INSIDE FRONT COVER IN INK; FFEP HAS TWO SMALL CLOSED TEARS Amazon.com What's this elaborate illustration? "Horrible Hairy Hogs Hurrying Homewards on Heavily Harnessed Horses," of course. Graeme Base's astonishingly creative oeuvre begins with Animalia, the 1993 alphabet book that challenges the standard idea of how long reading a book for small kids ought to take. Animalia, like many of Base's books, is a vast puzzle, built with entrancing pictures that unfold into layers and layers of objects--all matched to each page's corresponding letter. Base leaves us stunned and amazed, painting reflections into the oddest surfaces and driving the urge to page-turn. This wonderful picture book works for 2-year-olds, 5-year-olds, and adults alike--something few other alphabet books can manage. --Andrew Bartlett From Publishers 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. TEACHERS AND PARENTS: LOOKING FOR MORE GOOD DEALS ON CHILDRENS BOOKS? I HAVE LOTS OF CHAPTER BOOKS, PICTURE BOOKS AND LEARNING-TO-READ BOOKS LISTED IN MY STORE FOR YOUR CLASSROOM, HOMESCHOOL OR YOUNG READER. These books are just right to put into the travel bag for a car trip, at the store, waiting in the doctor's office, or when visiting friends. They are the ideal solution for keeping your child busy and happy. Knowledge is power! My value in life is knowledge and information and I love books! I am a very rural home-based business in THE LAND OF 10,000 LAKES. All my books are acquired through diligent searches of book sales, library sales, garage sales, thrift stores in small towns and magical appearances. I tend to look for books that personally interest me and instill a sense of wonder. Books, for me, have become a never ending source of wonder. My imagination becomes fully engaged and time seems to disappear. I hope that some of the books you may find in my store will do the same for you. Thank you so much for allowing me to share my journey with you. When you make your purchase with me, you can expect top notch customer care, quality packaging and shipping, email notifications and much more! Great Prices Great Service = Great Transaction! Hassle Free, Worry Free!

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