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Animal ABC

Jennifer Farley Animal ABC CoverAnimal ABC is an alphabet book I wrote and illustrated for very young readers. It features 26 colourful animals and a glossary with some interesting facts about each one. It’s available to buy in print and download as an ebook from Amazon.

You can buy or download the Animal ABC book from Amazon USA here or Amazon UK here.

Here’s the official blurb!

Big, bright and bold! This beautifully illustrated alphabet book features 26 animals and birds, covering land, sea and air. With fun illustrations by Jennifer Farley, and bold graphic design to highlight each letter, this book is feast for the eyes. A short glossary gives interesting facts about each animal. Learn the ABC with some well-known and one or two unusual animal friends. Animal ABC teaches the alphabet by featuring an upper case and lower case letter with a corresponding bright colorful animal. A wonderful picture book for child and grown-up to share.

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Jennifer Farley

Wimoweh – the lion sleeps tonight

The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Jennifer FarleyLast night was the opening of Sounds Damn Fine exhibition, orchestrated by the fantastic people at Damn Fine Print. 30 artists were chosen to exhibit with 30 hand-pulled prints from each available on the night. The theme was Sounds Damn Fine and each artist picked a song or lyric from a song on which to base their illustration. I picked the super-catchy Wimoweh song, also known as The Lion Sleeps Tonight. The illustrations from each artist were limited to two colours.

Each print was screen printed by hand and the results were really beautiful and I was thrilled to be involved.

Sounds Damn Fine - The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Jennifer Farley

The song was originally recorded by Solomon Linda in South Africa in 1939. It was recorded by lots of different artists over the years, making it to no.1 in 1961. However it didn’t reach LEGENDARY status until recorded by Tight Fit and their leather loin cloths 🙂 I remember seeing them on Top of the Pops when I was a kid. There are some things you just can’t unsee.