Probably one of the coolest animal sticker books out there

It was about time that this book was published in Spain because it’s not a regular animal sticker book.

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I saw the French edition some years ago published by Mila and I loved it right away! And there is also the Catalan edition from 2012, and the English one. And probably there are more… there should be, anyway.

The book is illustrated by the great Géraldine Cosneau. It has 18 fold-out panoramas to play with the stickers which are removable (as all stickers should be. Removable. It had to be said!) 🙂 It also has images to color in (we don’t care about that) and 400 stickers!!! But the coolest thing is that the illustrator didn’t exclude any animal no matter how strange or ugly they are. There is a variety of species one doesn’t normally see in a children’s book.

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You don’t get to see very often a narwhal, a platypus, an anaconda, a scorpion, a vulture and species like that, right?

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Aren’t these raccoons adoooorable???

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I don’t have anything against piggies, chicks, dogs, etc. But it’s certainly cool to see some more unpopular animals getting their stickers too! Isn’t it? 🙂

Although… I must admit there is a major inaccuracy in placing the penguins in the Arctic that I can’t simply ignore… How are we going to stop false myths if we keep teaching them?! Some people believe you don’t need to be accurate with children’s books because, you know, they are just children. Au contraire!, as I see it, it’s preferable to make a mistake in a book that’s meant for adults than in a little, silly, insignificant storybook. The adult can spot the error and, at most, have a tantrum and end up writing the publisher to tell him how incompetent he is. But children are more sensitive material. They are just going to believe what’s written because, you know, books are always right… books still have some kind of authority, after all. That’s why I believe writing for children, or publishing for children, is way more responsibility than for adults.

I’m going to leave you with a quote from a writer called Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish, Nobel Prize at some point around the nineteen seventies, that goes like this:

“There are 500 reasons I write for children…. Children read books, not reviews. They don’t give a hoot about the critics…. They don’t read to free themselves of guilt, to quench their thirst for rebellion, or to get rid of alienation. They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff…”.

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3 thoughts on “Probably one of the coolest animal sticker books out there

  1. Question – this book looks awesome, but in the pictures you posted, I don’t see any east Asian animals: pandas, orangutans, snow monkeys, etc. Are they just not shown in your pictures, or are they not included in the book? (I’m trying to find animal stickers for a big wall map, and I LOVE these because of the style and how comprehensive they are. But missing all of Asia is kind of sad…)

    • Hi Amy, thanks a lot for your comment. I just checked and you are right. There are no Asian animals… 😦 I’m sorry I didn’t realize about that. It has a lot of variety (Australian forest, Amazon jungle, Arctic sea…) but I couldn’t find any of the animals you mention… 😦 Good luck with your search! 🙂

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