Animalia Midi

Animalia Midi

by Graeme Base


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With more than two millions copies sold around the world, Graeme Base's amazing alliterative alphabet book has become one of the most beloved titles of the past decade. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Abrams is proud to publish a limited, individually numbered edition of Animalia.

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ISBN-13: 9780810919396
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 09/20/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 56,445
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Animalia MIDI 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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psycheKK More than 1 year ago
This is one of those children's books that I bought long before I had a child. Pretty much as soon as I spied it in the library I knew I had to have it. It's a great book that works on so many levels. For one thing, it's gorgeous. It is hard not to admire the splendid illustrations, and it's even harder to put the book down. Then there is the wonderful, witty alliteration (yeah, I did that on purpose). But it is so clever and unexpected. This is not your standard alphabet book.  This book is a great read-aloud for story time with toddlers and preschoolers. School-age children to adults will enjoy hunting for objects beginning with the featured letter on each illustrated page -- kind of like an early I Spy book, only you have to identify the objects, not just find them. Graeme Base spend three years working on this book and was a very young man when he did it. Not a second of his time was wasted.
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NurseGeek More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this book when my nieces and nephews received it as a gift some 25 years ago. I bought a copy for myself and used it as a coffee table book. It was the hit of many gatherings as adults worked to identify the more subtle 'hidden' illustrations. For children, it grows with them, learning the basic reading and finding the small boy hidden on each page. As they grow older there are ever challenging items to find on each page, each starting with the letter for that page. For example the page for the letter 'P' has illustrations of the Parthenon, Pythons, and Pterodactyls. Today I am buying copies for the younger children in my life to share the wonder of this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great ABC book for kids who are already somewhat familiar with the ABC's (otherwise I think the book might be confusing or over stimulating). The book is fully illustrated (every square centimeter!) with bright colors, each page representing a different letter of the alphabet. Each page is a hunt to see how many things you can find that start with that letter.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book while teaching a poetry unit to my 8th grade students. It's a perfect exmple of alliteration. I brought it home to read to my 2 year old and he loved it too! Not only are the main illustrations beautiful, but the background of each page is full of pictures that begin with that letter as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Animalia is an extremely detailed alphabet book. There are twenty six illustrations, one for each letter of the alphabet. Some are two pages and some are only one. Each illustration includes an animal that corresponds with the letter the name starts with: like A is for Alligator, B is for Butterfly, C is for Cat and so on. Graeme¿s word choice includes alliteration for each letter: like ¿An Armoured Armadillo Avoiding An Angry Alligator,¿ ¿Beautiful Blue Butterflies Basking By a Babbling Brook,¿ ¿Crafty Crimson Cats Carefully Catching Crusty Crayfish,¿ and so on. It sounds very poetic. A child might not know what the words mean but might like the sounds of them. Each illustration also includes many small objects that start with the corresponding letter. Although the text doesn¿t include the names of these objects, the reader can try to identify them. It¿s interesting the author has a hidden picture of himself as a child in every illustration, it¿s another challenge the reader can search for. I think this book is appropriate for all ages. Adults have just as much fun and just as much curiosity when identifying the hidden objects as children do. There is a coloring book version of Animalia and a television series to be released in 2007 called Animalia.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Animalia is a great book for parents to read to their kids because with this books fun and challenging words it helps the readers vocabulary to grow! With great pictures and funny words, this book will surely make you want to read it again and again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book when my teacher in Hillcrest Scool brought this book. It is a reaaly amazing, funny and good book. You should read it Ashley because you like animals and I reccomend this book to animal fans.