African Animals ABC by Philippa-Alys Browne

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In simple rhymes and brilliantly colored illustrations, 26 African animals come to life on the pages of this stunning alphabet book. Browne portrays insects and mammals in vibrant paintings that celebrate the bold tribal patterns of Africa.
 

About Philippa-Alys Browne

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Browne was born and has lived in Zimbabwe for most of her life. She graduated in Fine Art in 1984 and has exhibited regularly in Harare and the UK. Philip Wells performs as The Fire Poet everywhere from St Paul's Cathedral to Channings Wood Prison, from Buckingham Palace to children's hospices, from 11 Downing Street to children's psychiatric units, in front of everyone from Robbie Williams to Gordon Brown. He has written an opera about Thomas Becket which was performed in Canterbury Cathedral. He has collaborated with rock bands, photographers, sculptors, painters and fire jugglers. Currently he is making poetry films on Second Life.
 
Published May 1, 1995 by Barefoot Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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.

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Spiked with tangy tribal patterns from Africa and animated rhymes, this animal ABC book feeds youngsters what they love: exuberant illustrations and a bouncy text that invites their participation (``Elephant lumbers/ Frog leaps/ Giraffe dozes/ Hippo sleeps'').

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