Animalia - Graeme Base
This is a really amazing illustrated alphabet book. There is an intricately detailed and illustrated scene for each letter. There are hidden images through out.

I really only have one reason for not giving this book 5 stars - there are some violent images scattered through out and if not for those this book could really be universally appealing. The images don't realy bother me and I feel that I could talk to my child about them, but I know this will be a detractor for some.

The violent images include the following - some guns featured in a few of the drawings and for the letter 'K' a koala is being kidnapped by machine gun by some kangaroos. And finally, there is a swastika on the 'S' page.