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 sold more than two million copies. Graeme lives in Melbourne, Australia. show more
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 sold more than two million copies. Graeme lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Birth date: April 06, 1958
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Earlier this year, after moving into my new place, I dug up some of the boxes in my parent’s basement to consolidate and prune my collections. Of course, digging up some childhood favorites, I had to pause to flip through them again, reminding me of days past when there was plenty of time to read, w...
Today's RhyPiBoMo book is My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch by Graeme Base. An imaginative celebration both of Australian animals and eccentric relatives, it's a fun, poetic read which would probably be better if I spoke with an Australian accent. I realized that out of the ten or so children book...
Wilbur's favorite story is the Legend of the Golden Snail, a magical "snailing ship" controlled by the Grand Enchanter. Wilbur's mother makes him a tricorn cap, and Wilbur and his trusty sidekick (his cat) gather supplies and embark on a flight of imagination, sailing to the Ends of the Earth to fin...
Great example of what they call a "twice told story": the text says one thing and the illustrations add another layer. Why did I not have this in my life as a child? I could have spent hours poring over each beautiful page.Note: If reading on the computer, best read in a 2-page-per-screen format. Th...
A instant classics of my childhood. Well beyond the abc element there was more to those photos than an episode with elmo. I could make up stories. Copy the illustrations, or at least try to. Act as a scientist as I further examined their contents. Lovely. Absolutely shinning with loveliness.