A local art teacher has purchased this great paperback children's book, filled with wonderful illustrations of African animals, called African Animals ABC. As you can tell from the photos above, this book is an illustrators paradise! Whether you're researching African wild animals, African jungle animals or African safari animals, you'll find them in this book. If you're interested in African grassland or African savanna, and perhaps African wild animals, take a look inside.
Philippa-Alys Browne was born and lived in Zimbabwe for most of her life. She graduated in Fine Art in 1984 and has exhibited on a regular basis in Zimbabwe, the UK, and more recently the United States. She paints in Memphis, Tennessee where she lives with her husband and young daughter. She has illustrated African Animals ABC (1995), A Gaggle of Geese (1995), Kangaroos Have Joeys (1996), Elephants and Emus (1997), and The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac (1997) for Barefoot Books."
African Animals ABC
Written by: Philippa-Alys Browne
Illustrated by: Philippa-Alys Browne
"This animal ABC book feeds youngsters what they love; exuberant illustrations and a bouncy text that invites their participation." - Publishers Weekly
Antbear, Bushbaby, Crocodile ... this African alphabet brings together creatures of all shapes and sizes in a stunning series of illustrations. Each picture features the animal engaged in a typical activity, and a simple, rhyming text makes each page easy to memorize as well as wonderful to see. At the end of the book, the author's animal notes provide information for older children and adults on the habitat and behavior patterns of the animals.
Read Alone: Ages 6-10
Read Together: Ages 4-8
Paperback; Full-color illustrations;
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Recent praise- Book Reviews for African Animals ABC
Here's what publisher's weekly children's bestseller list has to say:
"A simple, rhyming text takes young readers on an African tour of the alphabet, depicting such creatures as the xoona moth and the elephant, in a natural history alphabet book that also offers brief profiles of each creature." - Publishers Weekly
"A lovely rhyming alphabet book of African animals. Philippa-Alys Browne's distinctive illustrations burst onto the page in an array of colours and tribal patterns. The text's simple rhyming patterns can easily be memorised by infants, while introducing them to new vocabulary. As many of the animals featured are both unusual and endangered, older children and parents will find the factual notes section on behaviour and habitat informative." - Action Aid
"The strong stylised drawings are works of art as much as naturalistic interpretations. They convey the richness of the African scene and its changing patterns of season and weather. Altogether a distinguished book with a serious purpose and an independent viewpoint." - Junior Bookseller
Another great review given in praise of Philippa-Alys Browne given by The Times Educational Supplement:
"A stunning picture book for the under 5's to treasure" - The Times
"African Animals ABC by Philippa-Alys Browne is full of undeniably stunning watercolour illustrations, weaving richly coloured tribal patterns into the animal shapes and providing a useful glossary at the back with "Nature Notes' on less familiar beasts such as the xoona moth and the dassie" - Times Educational Supplement