AFRICAN ANIMALS ABC by Philippa-Alys Browne


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Newcomer Browne goes on an intrepid alphabet safari, with big and beautiful pictures of wild things in the wild woods, painted in a fauve palette. The two- to six-word descriptions--""Antbear naps,"" ""Bushbaby blinks,"" ""Crocodile snaps,"" ""Dassie drinks""--appear below ever-so-slightly stylized animals (amphibian, bird, mammal, or insect), each of which fills up the whole page. Around it is a bright and wildly colorful landscape, filled with pulsating brushstrokes and patterns and framed by a black outline. At the end of the book are paragraph-long notes on each animal with vital statistics. The union of animals and the alphabet is already a fundamentally happy one, but Browne makes them look made for each other.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 1841483192
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: "Sierra--dist. by Little, Brown"