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Animalia / Graeme Base

By: Base, Graeme, 1958-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ringwood : Viking Kestrel, 1986Description: 1 v. : col. ill. ; 34 cm.ISBN: 0670815365; 0140541128 (pbk.); 9780670079131 (30th anniversary edition); 9780140541120.Subject(s): Animals -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Alphabet books -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Premiers' Reading Challenge : P-2 | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 3-4 | Stories in rhyme -- Pictiorial works -- Juvenile fiction
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior Deer Park Library (DIY)
Picture Book B Available IA1085558
Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Picture Book B Issued 12/12/2019 IA2002431
Junior Keilor Library
Picture Book B Available IA2002430
Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Picture Book B Available IA1662245
Junior St Albans Library
Picture Book B Available IA1662237
Junior Sydenham Library
Picture Book B Issued 28/11/2019 IA1662211
Junior Keilor Library
Picture Book B Issued 06/11/2019 IA1662203
Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Picture Book B Available IA1085566
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Publishers Weekly Review

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. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Gr. 1-8. In this gamelike alphabet book containing 1,500 objects and illustrated in sumptuous watercolors, each letter is pictured with a proliferation of objects, all beginning with the appropriate letter and amazingly juxtaposed amid a crowded landscape. (Published in the U.S. by Abrams.)

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