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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Animalia
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Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Animalia Tom Ruegger , Nicholas Hollander , Bruce D. Johnson , John Loy , John K. Ludin , John P. McCann , Deanna Oliver , Mark Seidenberg , Sherri Stoner , ( dir. David Scott ) Australia : Animalia Productions Network Ten , 2007 Z1428181 2007 series - publisher film/TV

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.

Notes

  • A wall frieze displaying eight pages from the original work was produced in 1987. The frieze included a sheet of twenty six new riddles.
  • Interactive app now available.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking Kestrel , 1986 .
      image of person or book cover 8832512065357688425.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 30p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0670815365
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Harry N. Abrams ,
      1987 .
      Extent: chiefly col. illus.p.
      ISBN: 0810918684
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1990 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: chiefly col. illus.
      ISBN: 0140541128 (pbk.)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1993 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: chiefly col. illus.
      ISBN: 0140541128 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Harry N. Abrams ,
      1993 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0810919397
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1996 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: chiefly col. illus.
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2006 .
      Extent: [32]p.p.
      Description: chiefly col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • A Puffin Book.
      • Large format book 48 cm.
      ISBN: 0143501623
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2016 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Edition info: 30th Anniversary Edition
      Note/s:
      • Published 19 September 2016
      ISBN: 9780670079131

Works about this Work

Worth a Thousand Words : The Top 10 Best Australian Children’s Picture Books Nicholas Reece , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 20 December 2013;

'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)

Stories to Treasure Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 May 2013; (p. 26)
Animalia i "Endangered:", Stuart Barnes , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 27 2012;
e-Words Simon Groth , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 April 2012; (p. 21)
e-Words Simon Groth , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 - 23 October 2011; (p. 21)
Animalia is now available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Autumn Laing is being released in print and digital editions.
Australian Children's Book Awards : The 1987 shortlist Margaret Dunkle , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 91 1987; (p. 29-32)

— Review of Riverman Allan Baillie , 1986 single work novel ; Creatures in the Beard Margaret Wild , 1986 single work picture book ; Kojuro and the Bears Helen Smith (translator), 1987 single work picture book ; The Wild Bob Graham , 1986 single work picture book ; All About Anna and Harriet and Christopher and Me Libby Hathorn , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Melissa's Ghost Michael Dugan , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Blue Days Donna Sharp , 1986 single work novel ; Space Demons Gillian Rubinstein , 1986 single work novel ; Taronga Victor Kelleher , 1986 single work novel ; My Sister Sif Ruth Park , 1986 single work novel ; All We Know Simon French , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Animalia Graeme Base , 1986 single work picture book ; Farmer Schulz's Ducks Colin Thiele , 1986 single work picture book ; Pigs Might Fly Emily Rodda , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Sister Madge's Book of Nuns Doug MacLeod , 1986 selected work poetry ; Boss of the Pool Robin Klein , 1986 single work children's fiction ; Murgatroyd's Garden Judy Zavos , 1986 single work picture book ; The Nativity Ron Lander , 1986 single work picture book
Picture Book of the Year Janet Adams , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Review Bulletin , vol. 87 no. 1 1987; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Animalia Graeme Base , 1986 single work picture book
Untitled Belle Y. Alderman , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 31 no. 1 1987; (p. 23-25)

— Review of Animalia Graeme Base , 1986 single work picture book
Summer Books for Kids: Of Tigers, Icecreams, Nuns and Celebration Mark Macleod , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1986-1987) no. 87 1986; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Nativity Ron Lander , 1986 single work picture book ; Sister Madge's Book of Nuns Doug MacLeod , 1986 selected work poetry ; Animalia Graeme Base , 1986 single work picture book
Untitled Sandra Davey , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 7 no. 1 1987; (p. 32)

— Review of Animalia Graeme Base , 1986 single work picture book
Animalia Alfred R. Mappin , 1986 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 1 no. 4 1986; (p. 4-5)
The Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards 1987 : The Short Lists Jo Goodman , 1987 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 2 no. 2 1987; (p. 12-13)
Know the Author : Graeme Base Toss Gascoigne , 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 4 no. 4 1989; (p. 20-22)
Animal Insticts Phil Brown (interviewer), 2004 single work interview
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 1 - 7 December no. 519 2004; (p. 8)
Kid's Classic Bound for BBC Jonathon Moran , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 August 2004; (p. 14)
The British Broadcasting Corporation is in the final stages of negotiations to secure 26 episodes of an animated television version of Animalia.
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