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Famous Animals: Volume 1 I won this book in a giveaway This book was simply charming Several famous historical people are depicted as animals The illustrations are delightful, with little humorous quips about each historical animal , plus educational facts about each of the real life animals.My thanks to the author and publisher for a copy of this book. What happens when you combine a love of art, animals and history with a sense of humour You get a book that is delightfully different Famous Animals is an alternative history, an artistic peek at the world of such remarkable animals as Felix Mendelswann, Joan Aardvark and Luciano Pavaratti At the same time, it takes a biographical look at some equally noteworthy humans A book that will appeal to young and old alike If you have a young person with a sense of humour and a thirst for knowledge in your life, you really need this book I ordered two copies My nearly 11 year old grand daughter will really appreciate it, but I wanted one for myself Why should the youngsters get all the fun Each full page illustrations for example, Felix Mendelsswan the cover character faces a page with a little information about the animal and a brief biography of the person It s beautifully done, with delightful picture If you have a young person with a sense of humour and a thirst for knowledge in your life, you really need this book I ordered two copies My nearly 11 year old grand daughter will really appreciate it, but I wanted one for myself Why should the youngsters get all the fun Each full page illustrations for example, Felix Mendelsswan the cover character faces a page with a little information about the animal and a brief biography of the person It s beautifully done, with delightful pictures and is both fun and factual If you buy one to give away you ll want another to keep For the number and quality of the illustrations it s an absolute bargain.The author writes for young people and doesn t talk down to them It s all done with wit and imagination The best thing about it is discovering there s a Volume II in production Wonderful An absolute gem of a book The illustrations are exquisitely drawn with an eye for detail that took my breath away Although I ve been through it from cover to cover, I keep finding myself going back again and again to feast my eyes on those beautiful drawings.Along with the brief paragraphs describing the animals, and the people the author has chosen to represent them, there are some very clever, and punny, captions Example Luciano Pavaratti especially loved for his rendition of Pancet An absolute gem of a book The illustrations are exquisitely drawn with an eye for detail that took my breath away Although I ve been through it from cover to cover, I keep finding myself going back again and again to feast my eyes on those beautiful drawings.Along with the brief paragraphs describing the animals, and the people the author has chosen to represent them, there are some very clever, and punny, captions Example Luciano Pavaratti especially loved for his rendition of Pancetta e Formaggio by Vermicelli Giggle A great book and an excellent Christmas present for older children and adults alike I understand that there is to be a Book 2 and I shall be keeping my eyes open for that I was looking forward to the arrival of this book and I was not disappointed I expected to find it amusing but did not expect to find myself laughing out loud Each double page spread features facts about the animal portrayed facts about the famous person portrayed and a painting of the combined persona.As a Beagle owner, I can confirm that Harry Houndini perfectly captures their escapist tendencies This quirky book, which defies categorising, will make a perfect present for those difficult t I was looking forward to the arrival of this book and I was not disappointed I expected to find it amusing but did not expect to find myself laughing out loud Each double page spread features facts about the animal portrayed facts about the famous person portrayed and a painting of the combined persona.As a Beagle owner, I can confirm that Harry Houndini perfectly captures their escapist tendencies This quirky book, which defies categorising, will make a perfect present for those difficult to buy for people in your life A real delight of a book whether as a coffee table book for everyone to enjoy or to get children interested in both famous people and animals Every page is a delight and you will be pleased you ve bought it Can t wait for volume 2 There s a tradition with good children s books where they can be enjoyed by both adults as well as children and this book fits nicely into that category The premise is a delightfully simple and fun one famous people from history are re imagined as animals and this leads to some amusing puns.As well as the humour in the names the book has two strong pillars, the first are the illustrations These are simply fantastic and there s a real talent on display here They re bold and accessible as you There s a tradition with good children s books where they can be enjoyed by both adults as well as children and this book fits nicely into that category The premise is a delightfully simple and fun one famous people from history are re imagined as animals and this leads to some amusing puns.As well as the humour in the names the book has two strong pillars, the first are the illustrations These are simply fantastic and there s a real talent on display here They re bold and accessible as you d expect from a children s book, but there s also some great detail there and each character is lovingly rendered.As well as the illustrations each character is accompanied by facts about the historical personage and the animal they have been blended with All of the persons featured in this book are deserving of their place and I was pleased to see that one of my favourite writers Edgar Allan Poe, or in this case Edgar Allan Hippo, is featured.I liked the style of the presentation and the facts are explained in a clear way without being condescending a trap all too easy to fall into when writing for children Usually at this stage in a review I talk about the aspects that I didn t like, but in this case my only complaint is that it isn t long enough It s a charming idea and excellently done what I thought of this book was that it was intresting and also it was a good book.


About the Author: Katie W. Stewart

This author also writes under the pen name Katie Stewart.Katie W Stewart is an Australian author of fantasy fiction for all ages She was born in Lancashire, England and emigrated with her family when she was nine years old Apart from writing, she also illustrates books, designs book covers and makes her own 3 D creations out of polymer clay In her spare time she enjoys reading as well as playing celtic harp and guitar and metal detecting for historical relics.


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