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
For ages: 2 - 6
Type: Picture Book