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"Animology is a one-of-a-kind treasure, enthusiastically recommended for personal and public library picturebook collections."

The latest in an award-winning
series of typographic
illustrations. This striking book
will delight readers of all ages.
(AUS SEPT 2019 USA FEB 2020 )



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ANIMOLOGY
Written and Illustrated by Maree Coote
18 JUNE, 2020: ANIMOLOGY wins Indies Honorable Mention, USA
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Includes: -Teachers notes
RRP $35
ISBN 9780-9924917-96
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"Animology is a one-of-a-kind treasure, enthusiastically recommended for personal and public library picturebook collections."
--MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW, USA

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KIRKUS REVIEWS, USA :

"A fresh tribute to the creative possibilities of letter-form art: stylish and sophisticated." A large-format letter-art menagerie from the Australian creator of 'Spellbound: Making Pictures With the A-B-C' (2016). Coote freely mixes typefaces, sizes, weights, and orientations but uses only the letters in the names of her animals (often repeatedly) to create 36 portraits -- each on its own spread and rendered in a different, vivid color scheme. Presented in no discernible order, the animals, ranging from frog to koala, with elk, crab, and Afghan hound, among others, in between, are all composed of elaborate swirls and cascades, from which viewers are invited to pick out the letters with help from typographically consonant captions. While the pictures alone are an eyeful, the rhymed quatrains that accompany each add not only further letter-related prompts, but fresh washes of wit:The hues of a chameleon / Depend on what she's kneeling on. (The emu's reference to being on a "coat-of-arms" may confuse readers on this end of the Pacific, but a closing page of typographical and natural-history notes, in very tiny type, includes an explanation.) A fresh tribute to the creative possibilities of letter-form art: stylish and sophisticated. " -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, USA, JAN 15, 2020

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"A Visual Feast!"-St Rita's College Library
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"This is my favourite Maree Coote book yet"

-KIDS BOOK REVIEW , SEPT 2019
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