Animalia is a classic Australian children's book, written and illustrated by Graeme Base. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2021, the much-loved book has now been captured on a coloured 20 cent coin for posterity.
This is the first release in a new series that will celebrate a different classic Australian children's book each year.
First published in 1986, more than three million copies of Animalia have now been sold worldwide.
Written and illustrated by Graeme Base, the book has since been turned into a television series and adapted for babies with My First Animalia.
The book takes children and adults on a colourful journey of the alphabet, using alliteration and detailed animal illustrations to captivate them.
Mintage – 50,000