'Within the pages of this book
'You may discover, if you look
'Beyond the spell of written words,
'A hidden land of beasts and birds.
'For many things are 'of a kind,'
'And those with keenest eyes will find
'A thousand things, or maybe more -
'It's up to you to keep the score . . .'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Two human children, Alex and Zoe, find themselves transported, via a magical library, to a world of anthropomorphised animals: Animalia. They team up with G'Bubu (a gorilla) and Iggy (an iguana) to save Animalia from the depredations of a series of villains.
Though the program is an Australian production, all script-writers are American, and all are specialist animation script-writers.
'The academics and the “mummy bloggers” are in furious agreement – reading picture books to children is one of the best things you can do for a child’s development.
It also happens to be, in the opinion of this humble author, one of the best things an adult can do for their own development. A reminder that the greatest joys in life are often the simplest.' (Introduction)