The Water Hole by Graeme Base

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"The Water Hole" is a fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook and art book. Graeme Base takes the reader on a journey of discovery, from the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of the Australian outback. As one rhino gives way to two tigers, with three toucans waiting in the wings, the tale unfolds on many levels. Page by page the numbers increase as the animals come to their water hole to drink. But at the same time, the cast of frogs frolicking by the water hole is diminishing. What is going on?

About Graeme Base

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Graeme Base is the internationally acclaimed author of Animalia, The Eleventh Hour, The Sign of the Seahorse, and The Worst Band in the Universe.
Published September 1, 2001 by Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In big, natural scenes teeming with realistic detail, animals gather in increasing numbers around a waterhole that not only shifts from continent to continent with each turn of the page, but shrinks too, until “Ten Kangaroos” find only a dusty pit.

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Now he has created a whole new spectacle, a wonderful counting book called The Water Hole.

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Your toddler will love putting his or her little fingers through the ever-shrinking die-cut holes in the pages of this multi-layered board book (the hardcover was originally published in 2001).

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