Base's masterful illustrations will sweep readers into a world of richly colored and intricately illustrated animals and objects with the turn of every page. "A delightful visual feast."--"Publishers Weekly."
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)
This is a wonderful book with excellent exquisitely detailed pages which go through the alphabet.
Each page is filled with letter appropriate objects and creatures and of course the red and yellow boy and Graeme signature. My favourite are the Gorilla's eating Grapes and the Elephants and Easter Eggs. I couldn't recommend this book enough for children of all ages.
This book is great for kids of all ages-even adult ones! The hidden pictures are sometimes quite hard to find and can keep children amused for hours if need be. The alphabet pictures are a great learning tool and my little one loves to go through the book, stop at any particular page and name everything she sees on it. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.
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