Tuesday, 20 September 2016

An A–Z of Creatures

An A–Z of Creatures written and illustrated by Karen Allen (Little Steps Publishing) PB RRP $16.95

ISBN: 9781925117738

Reviewed by Anne Hamilton

I’m not sure it was intentional but there are three pages in this book about animals that it’s possible for the reader to colour in: the legendary unicorn and the X-ray of a triceratops and the gorgeous dragonfly.

This is a vibrantly hued and intricately patterned alphabet book of a wide range of creatures—some extinct, some common to the Australian bush, some found far away and some lost in the mists of legend. 


Although the book advises it’s for a target age group of 3–6 years old, I have no doubt that older children and adults will enjoy this vivid and informative bestiary.

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