Hardcover, dust jacketLanguage:
978 0 73362 246 5For ages:
Although not specifically a childrens book per se, Animal House will entrance and delight anyone from babies to grandpa. Whimsical, with stunning, vintage-inspired settings and exquisite photographs, this book will charm even the animal-wary.
Peppered with poetry and adorable peek-a-book cut-out pages, this is a true tribute to the personality of animals. Catherine Ledner has captured the most illustrious animal moments for our viewing pleasure from the cow poking out his tongue to the lion in the midst of a delicious daydream, to the sassy strut of a hen, this is a compilation that will not fail to make anyone smile, or even coo out loud.
There is no want for detail in this book the colour and gorgeous design are infallible, and the gentle play on animal rivalry and natural predators is delightful pairing a stalking lion on one page with the clueless stance of a staring sheep on the opposite page. Then theres the hen with a lift-out surprise fox, looking frisky.
I love this book and am giving it to my pet-loving daughter for her ninth birthday. Its going to be fun perusing the pages together.