The Water Hole

The Water Hole

Children's, New & Recommended, Picture Books, Age 9-12
Hardback Published on: 01/09/2001
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From the international bestselling author of Animalia!
“An absorbing visual feast.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Beautifully illustrated animal fantasy . . . Children will savor the gorgeous, animal-packed spreads.” —Booklist

For fans of Graeme Base’s international bestseller Animalia, an exciting and fun new counting book that makes numbers as engaging as a vibrant jungle full of wild animals!

One Rhino drinking at the water hole.
“Snort, splosh!” (Mmm, delicious!)
Two Tigers lapping at the water hole.
“Grrrrr!” (Goodness gracious, how very delectable!)
Three Toucans squawking around the water hole.
“Ark, ark! Arrrk!” (It’s party time, fellas! Drink up!)

Children will love counting from one to ten as animals of the world gather around a water hole. As one rhino gives way to two tigers, then three toucans, on up to ten kangaroos, die-cut pages reveal the water hole in ten different worldwide habitats, from African plains to Himalayan mountains to the Australian outback.

But the water hole keeps shrinking, and with it the number of frolicking frogs. Can anything bring back the water that the animals all need to survive?

No parent or child will ever be disappointed in getting Graeme Base’s Water Hole as a gift. Its colors and humor are timeless. Careful readers will find additional animals, many of them endangered, silhouetted in the borders of every spread and hiding within every landscape.

A stunning fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook, and art book, The Water Hole features the layers of interest that make Graeme Base’s books among the world’s best-loved picture books. It’s a book children will ask to be read again and again.

  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 9780810945685
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Weight: 590g
  • Dimensions: 299 x 278 x 19 mm

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