Title: Animals
Author: Ingela P. Arrhenius
Illustrator: Ingela P. Arrhenius
Publisher: Walker Studio
Genre: Children’s picture book
Book format: Hardback
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Description: Over thirty different animals are illustrated in striking graphic style by Ingela P Arrhenius in this stunning and stylish large gift book from Walker Studio. Bold typography and retro charm make this a book that all ages will enjoy.

*Free copy provided by publisher for review…

Review:  This amazing book is filled with illustrations of many different animals all with a vintage feel.

This book is an amazing A3 in size and is hardback. Inside there are thick pages. Each page has a a lovely image of an animal drawn in what I can only describe as an old fashioned style. Apart from the animal picture there is also the name of the animal giving the chance for children to learn many different animal species and how to spell them.

A lot of reviews I’ve read question the point of such a book given its size and weight but this book is meant to be handed by both adults and kids and is something fun for kids to place on the floor and look at. It can also make for a good book for someone to show to a group of children as the pictures are very large as is the writing.

I really love the old fashioned style the animals are drawn in and this book is certainly one that appeals to me and I know I would have loved this book when I was younger. The retro feel of the images show the animals well and there is a focus on the image and name giving children a chance to learn the different animal species. What’s interesting is the variety of different animals in this book, from simple well known animals like cat, dog, cow to more exotic ones including a gorilla, lion and meerkats.

Overall I think this is a lovely book. Parents look at it with their kids and as long as you teach young kids to carefully turn the pages, imagine how amazing it is to get such a big book!

Review first appeared online September 2016 – now republished here.


Do you like big A3 picture books?  What animals would you like to see in this book?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂