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Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Sharon King-Chai

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LoveReading View on Animalphabet

This absolutely stunning book turns the alphabet into a wild exploration of the animal world as readers are presented with 26 different creatures across colourful pages, all featuring pop ups or peep through cut outs to make this unforgettable. Questions to readers, as well as its ingenious layout, make it a superb interactive reading experience – ‘Who is prettier than an ant?’ asks the text: ‘A butterfly’ is the answer.  ‘Who has more legs than a butterfly?’ a caterpillar, and so on. Some of the questions are delightfully quirky: ‘Who is more wobbly than an iguana?’ (Can you guess?), but each one, combined with the striking artwork will draw the reader into the wonderful world of the Animalphabet.

Andrea Reece

Animalphabet Synopsis

An exquisite exploration of the animal world with peep-through pages and amazing fold-out flaps. The perfect gift for animal lovers by the bestselling Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and visionary illustrator Sharon King-Chai. Written as an interactive guessing game, with eye-catching artwork and an exotic array of animals to marvel over, this is a gorgeous book to treasure - 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 sumptuous art and the cleverly designed shaped pages make Animalphabet a rich delight, while Julia Donaldson's rhythmic words are a pleasure to read aloud.

Animalphabet Press Reviews

Embark on a vibrant voyage of discovery through the natural world in a Julia Donaldson book like no other. -- Fiona Noble,  The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781509801633
Publication date: 18/10/2018
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509801633
Publication date: 18th October 2018
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Sharon King-Chai
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: First Concepts
Collections: First Concepts - Numbers, Letters, Colours, Shapes...,

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning 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. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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