Picture books come and go, but this is one that is here to stay. Once you open Animalia, you may have a hard time putting it down. Though it is written for children ages 4-8, the masterful artwork that is seen throughout the book will draw everyone, from the youngest child, to the most mature adult, to look and enjoy, time and time again.
Animalia, by Graeme Base, is not your normal, run of the mill alphabet book. Layer upon layer of surprises awaits you, and will inspire you to look even deeper into the lush illustrations. With a letter for each page, the images depicted represent not only the letter itself, but the mystery, and mastery of artistic illustrations that will draw even the most mature adult to keep looking for more. From dragons to Iguanas, from Horns to the Waves of the Sea, you will be delighted with the visual effects, as well as the beyond the normal words to go with each letter represented.
Children’s books are one thing, but when you come upon a book for children that will draw the attention and bring out the child in an adult, it is truly a thing to be treasured. Animalia is such a book, one to be shared, and treasured, as a family favorite. From one generation to the next, sharing this book will bring a new way to enjoy literature and art together as a family enchanted with beauty and art. Jumping into the world of Graeme Base will delight and amaze you and your children.