Bruce Lawley's The Animazings Reviewed By Maria Savva of
Maria Savva

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By Maria Savva
Published on February 12, 2011

Author: Bruce Lawley

ISBN: 978-0-9566345-0-4
Publisher: Butterfly Books

A beautifully illustrated children’s book.

Author: Bruce Lawley
ISBN: 978-0-9566345-0-4
Butterfly Books

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A beautifully illustrated children’s book.  The characters, The Animazings are six African animals dressed like superheroes: a zebra, bat, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, and bull. In this book The Animazings rescue a rhinoceros who has been taken by poachers.  The rescued animal then joins their ranks as a superhero.  Each character is introduced individually as the story unfolds, and each one has a special ‘power’ that can be put to use to help save the rhino.  For example there is ‘Elephantastic’, the elephant, who has a mighty trunk, and ‘Hippofabulous’, the hippopotamus, who is a great swimmer, and 'Acrobat', the bat, who flies with amazing speed. I am sure children would enjoy looking at the pictures and be entertained and kept interested by this delightful fast-moving adventure story.
I love the way the story is told in rhyme, which, for a child, I’m sure would make it even more fun to read.  At the end of the book there is a song that The Animazings sing together, which I am sure young children will enjoy making up a tune to.

Bruce Lawley has created a group of wonderful characters that children can fall in love with.  It’s a very colourful book, which will stimulate a young child’s mind.  It would be suitable for reading to younger children, and I’m sure older children would enjoy reading the story themselves.
There is a lot of potential, with this story and the characters, for creating a series, either in book form where the characters could go on to take part in more exciting adventures, or as a children’s TV series. 

I can also imagine each of the fabulous characters being made into soft toys for children.
An imaginative and educational story, brought to life with many colourful illustrations.  It would make a perfect gift for a young child, the target age range being 2-6 years old.

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