Make us homepage
Add to Favorites
FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

Main page » Black Hole » Animalia



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.


Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages 

ISBN-10: 0810918684

ISBN-13: 978-0810918689

Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 9.5 x 0.4 inches



Dear User, your publication has been rejected because THE FILE DETAILS ARE MISSING. Each publication needs to have valid information about the file: file type of the document (not archive) and the size of the archive. Please see the RULES page ( for more detail. Fix your publication and send a PM to Admin or any Trusted Contributor, stating the publication title, so that we know it has been fixed and is ready for approval.
Tags: ISBN-13, 0810918684, ISBN-10, 978-0810918689, Product, Animalia, layers, books, alphabet, objects-all