They were the diabolically delicious drawings that inspired a generation, and now, the 1986 book Animalia, is being brought back to life in a colourful collection of kids and baby bedding and accessories.
Joining forces with Australian label Kip & Co, Animalia was a childhood favourite for the girls behind the brand. “We were all read Animalia as little tikes and loved getting lost in the magical drawings night after night,” says co-founder Kate Heppell. “It’s a tradition we’ve passed on to our kids and now it is one of their absolute favourites.”
Written and illustrated by Melbourne’s Graeme Base, Animalia is more than just an alphabet book, it’s a fantastical alliterative journey through the animal kingdom. Striking a chord the world over, it reached number five on the New York Times bestseller list and featured in a 40-foot billboard on Sunset Boulevard. “Animalia is a book for everyone,” explains Graeme. “It was never intended for any particular age and I think that’s why it still has such a strong connection with so many.”
Over 30 years later and Graeme‘s zany zig-zagging zesty tale is still well and truly alive, but this time in bedding and homewares! The collection includes kids and baby bedding, cushions. sleepwear, play mats, swaddles and wicked santa sacks. And don’t worry, the prints are just as wild as the book! Think enormous elephants expertly eating easter eggs, great green gorillas growing grapes in a gorgeous glass greenhouse and lazy lions lounging in the local library. Let your imagination run free!
For your chance of winning one of three sets of a signed copy of Animalia and a unicorn cushion, please complete the form below by 5pm AEST next Tuesday 21 November.