written and illustrated by Graeme Base

A fantastically illustrated journey through the letters of the alphabet, introducing a menagerie of familiar and exotic creatures.

A vast alphabet puzzle, built with colorful and incredibly detailed pictures that unfold into layers and layers of objects--all matched to each page's corresponding letter. The artist has also hidden a picture of himself in every page.

For Example

G is for great green gorillas growing grapes in a gorgeous glass greenhouse
P is for proud peacocks preening perfect plumage
X (mirror reading) Rex fox fix(ing) six sax(ophones)

I LOVE This Book!

If I could have only one alphabet book, Animalia would be my choice! It continues to work for 5 year olds and 75 year olds; one can always find something new within the fabulous illustrations.

Pat Gramling