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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Review: My First Animalia

When Animalia was first released in 1986, it became an instant bestseller, adored by children and adults all over the world. The book has now achieved classic status, with global sales of over three million copies.

This beautiful new version - My First Animalia - is designed for younger kids, and is a fine introduction to both the original book and to the alphabet.

Tall-format and beautifully-produced, it features two letters per page with a half page flap that opens out to reveal a snapshot of the original book's pages.

Kids are then prompted, both visually and via text, to find several alliterated items.

Even though this book is for the very young, I love that the vocabulary remains sophisticated. I also love the soft, classic layout and design, which would make this a beautiful gift for newborns, christenings or other special anniversaries and events.

An Aussie classic for the nursery.

Title: My First Animalia
Author/Illustrator: Graeme Base
Publisher: Viking, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: 23 October 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780670077489
For ages: 2 - 6
Type: Picture Book

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