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The Water Hole

byGraeme BaseIllustratorGraeme Base

Paperback | September 9, 2004

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In the tradition of his best-selling alphabet book, Animalia, author and illustrator Graeme Base takes young readers on an exhilarating journey of discovery with an ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook, and art book. From the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of outback Australia, the animals come together to drink from the water hole. But their water supply is diminishing. What?s going on? Each sumptuous landscape illustration conceals hidden animal pictures for readers to find as they count the animals that visit the water hole and try to solve the mystery: will the animals come back or is their water source gone forever?
Graeme Base is one of the world’s leading creators of picture books. Animalia received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and it has achieved classic status with worldwide sales of more than two million copies. Base’s most recent picture book, The Water Hole, an ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, st...
Title:The Water HoleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.37 × 10.62 × 0.12 inPublished:September 9, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142401978

ISBN - 13:9780142401972

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book! This is a great read for children of all ages. The illustrations are bright and beautifully done. Can be used for learning about the various animals, their colours and counting as well.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Artwork is stunning!!! The variety of animals, the bright colours, the seek and find --- all combine to make this a very enjoyable read!
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book! My twin boys have loved this book since they were about 20 months old. The pictures are stunning, the noises you get to make will delight children and the story is both sad and joyful.
Date published: 2007-10-26

Editorial Reviews

An absorbing visual feast. (Kirkus Reviews)

Another beautifully illustrated animal fantasy... children will savor the gorgeous, animal-packed spreads. (Booklist)