Item description for The Water Hole by Graeme Base...
Overview As one rhino gives way to two tigers 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, in a beautifully illustrated counting book.
Publishers Description 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.
Awards and Recognitions The Water Hole by Graeme Base has received the following awards and recognitions -
Grand Canyon Reader Award - 2003 Winner - Picture Book category
Book Sense Book of the Year Award - 2002 Nominee - Children's Illustrated category
Bookseller's Choice - 2002 Winner - Picture Book category
Virginia Readers Choice Award - 2005 Nominee - Primary category
Citations And Professional Reviews The Water Hole by Graeme Base has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Kirkus Review - Children - 09/15/2001 page 1353
Bookpage - 10/01/2001 page 27
Booklist - 10/01/2001 page 322
Publishers Weekly - 10/22/2001 page 76
New York Times - 12/02/2001 page 82
School Library Journal - 12/01/2001 page 88
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 35
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 35
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Studio: Harry N. Abrams
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.5" Width: 10.8" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
ISBN 0810945681 ISBN13 9780810945685
Availability 30 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 23, 2017 02:34.
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More About Graeme Base
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, storybook and artbook, has been published in Australia, the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Denmark and the UK. Base lives in Melbourne with his artist wife Robyn and their three children.
Graeme Base currently resides in Melbourne. Graeme Base was born in 1958.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Water Hole?
Amazing! Dec 3, 2007
The Water Hole is an amazing book. The illustrations are pieces of art and the message is one of great importance. If you love wildlife and animals, this is a book for you. My daughters love looking for the hidden animals in each picture. I bought it as a Christmas gift for my daughters, but I think I purchased it more for myself.
The Water Hole Oct 4, 2007
Another beautiful and entertaining book by Graeme Base! I enjoyed every page and bought more to share with my favorite young readers.
great book on so many levels Jul 2, 2007
enjoyed by children learning to count and by kids that love to find the hidden animals. What I like is how my 3 and 7 year olds both love it and I can make story time long or short depending on if I just read it or if we search out all the animals. also has a great message.
Not appropriate for school-age kids May 10, 2007
Don't get me wrong, this is a really great book. This book was just not what I expected. Illustrations were great and words in this book were minimal - very appropriate for preschool kids. I had intended this for my school-age kids and it was too simplistic for them. Also, this book make it sound like the earth will restore itself on its own (raining solving drought problem) when in fact, the earth needs our help to restore it by not wrecking havoc Mother Nature.
favorite children gift Feb 7, 2007
I give this book to children all the time and the joy is given ten fold back