Saturday, May 3, 2014

Animalia (Graeme Base)

Animalia
Graeme Base
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Fiction, YA Picture Book
****+ (Good/Great)


DESCRIPTION: From armored armadillos to zany zebras, noted artist Graeme Base takes a tour through the alphabet.

REVIEW: With his imaginative and detailed paintings, Base provides a visual treat for readers young and old. Every image contains numerous hidden items relating to the letter at hand, some references being more obscure than others. The author also hides himself. Some of his pictures get short-changed, partially plowed over by adjacent letters; they each deserved a full-page spread. It's still a fun alphabet book... even for those of us just collecting it for the pictures.

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