Graeme Base is one of the world’s leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book, Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986 and has since achieved classic status with worldwide sales of over three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series and a bestselling iPhone and iPad app. He has also created a series of lift-the-flap nature books for young children called the Little Bug Books series. Other favourites by Base include Eye to Eye, The Eleventh Hour, The Waterhole, Uno’s Garden and Enigma. Base lives in Melbourne with his artist wife Robyn and their three children.