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A hugely entertaining animal ABC guessing game with peep-through pages and amazing fold-out flaps, by the bestselling Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and award-winning illustrator Sharon King-Chai. Scroll right down for a video showing the book in action! With eye-catching artwork and an exotic array of animals to marvel over, this is a gorgeous book to treasure and read over and over again - can you guess who has more legs than a butterfly? And who is wrinklier than a hedgehog? Each page draws you further into a beautifully vibrant world of huge elephants, slithery snakes and growling tigers, inviting you to compare one animal to another and learn comparison words and adjectives from the natural world. Sharon King-Chai's brightly colourful art and the cleverly designed shaped pages make Animalphabet a rich delight, while Julia Donaldson's rhythmic words are a pleasure to read aloud. Shortlisted for the D&AD Awards 2019 and the winner of the Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781509801640
Audience: Preschool (0-5)
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 68
Publication Date: 19 Mar 2020
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 28(H) x 21.2(L) x 1.1(W)
Weight (gm): 372

 

Reviews

Embark on a vibrant voyage of discovery through the natural world in a Julia Donaldson book like no other. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
This absolutely stunning book turns the alphabet into a wild exploration of the animal world . . . The perfect gift for animal lovers. * LoveReading4Kids *
Small children will love this A to Z of animals with its intricate paper cuts * Good Housekeeping *
Animalphabet is an entertaining way for any toddler to discover new animals, whilst learning their ABC's too. The popular bestseller from Julia Donaldson features bold and bright artwork on each page, there's also pop out pages and fold away flaps to make the guessing game exciting. As well as teaching them their ABC's and animals, it also encourages children to differentiate and be able to draw comparisons between species * Mirror Online as part of a 'Best educational books for toddlers' round-up *

 

Author Biography

Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. Sharon King-Chai is an enormously talented designer and illustrator. Having grown up in Australia, she moved to London in 2003 and since then has brought her style and eye for beautiful design to her books Lucy Ladybird, Snail Mail, the shimmering Starbird and Animalphabet, a collaboration with Julia Donaldson.
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