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My First Animalia - Graeme Base


Published: 23rd October 2013
For Ages: 3+ years old
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RRP $19.99

Within the pages of this book, you may discover, if you look, beyond the spell of written words, a hidden land of beast and birds. But there's so much to find and name, let's start off with a smaller game. Just four for now - some big, some small. Now off you go to find them all!

Animalia was first published in 1986, immediately capturing the imagination of children and adults around the world. It has now achieved classic status with global sales of over three million copies.

My First Animalia celebrates the magic of Animalia in a playful introductory format for the very young, specially created by Graeme Base.

So turn the pages, lift the flaps and rediscover the world of Animalia through fresh eyes - it's the alphabet as only Graeme Base knows how!

About the Author

Graeme Base's books include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe, The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums, Uno's Garden, Enigma, The Golden Snail and TruckDogs, a novel for young readers.


Love it - a Junior Animalia!


Good introduction to Graeme Base for little ones [ 3-5] Phonics.

Taroona, Tasmania

Excellent book for children as an introduction to Animalia


Reading with The grandchildren- we love finding the animals ( some are challenging)

Melbourne australia


Disappointing My First


The pictures (which is why you buy this book) are small and are all folded down the middle. The child opening to see the picture is obviously the idea but it could easily have been done so much better. The layout is ill conceived which is not what would expect from the author. The pictures could have easily been bigger as in the other Animala books and the fold on the objects to find instead of on the picture in which to find them. With little hands opening and closing this book will soon be ruined and it was hoped that it would be a book to enjoy and revisit for a long time. Just buy a normal Animals book where the pictures are the so beautiful and large.

Sydney Australia


Great for kids


Great for kids



This is the best learning book:


This book is by far the best first ABC book for children I have ever come across it's interesting, informative, and gets them thinking and talking it's a wonderful book and I'd recommend it to all who have young children.





Very instuctive. New vocabulary

Rutherglen vic


Animalia for a new generation


This is a wonderful addition to Animalia, and easy to explore, introducing the beautifully illustrated alaphabet book to a new generation of readers.

Adelaide SA


My First Animalia

4.7 7


Graeme Base

Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series.

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three: Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award.

In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs, was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Golden Snail.

Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will.

Visit Graeme Base's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9780670077489
ISBN-10: 0670077488
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 52
Published: 23rd October 2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 32.5 x 20.7  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1