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For me and likely for many , the absolute star of Graeme Base s deceptively simple counting book The Water Hole that is to say that the text itself is straight forward and simple are the puzzles the many I Spy animals hidden in the bright and lively, intricate and detailed illustrations It not only trains children in a fun type of game to recognise patterns and the like, it also might just give them a chance to truly shine, to be better than, to lord it over their parents as children a For me and likely for many , the absolute star of Graeme Base s deceptively simple counting book The Water Hole that is to say that the text itself is straight forward and simple are the puzzles the many I Spy animals hidden in the bright and lively, intricate and detailed illustrations It not only trains children in a fun type of game to recognise patterns and the like, it also might just give them a chance to truly shine, to be better than, to lord it over their parents as children are actually often better than many adults at these types of puzzle like actvities, and I personally think it does wonders for a child s spirit and self worth to actually be able to do something that their parents perhaps cannot do, or cannot do quite as well However and that all having been said, I still very much do rather wish that Graeme Base had added a great dealendangered and or extinct animals in some of his illustrations The picture, the illustation spread featuring hidden, to be located animals of Europe the ladybug conference , for example, would have been both muchpoignant,thought provoking and considerablyinteresting if some of the animals to be located had been of severely, critically endangered species like the Iberian Ibex or the Wisent the Eurasian Buffalo But really and truly, what I in many ways most appreciate about The Water Hole is the fact that while an important and essential environmental message regarding water conservation in particular and especially is ever present, it exists without hitting readers or listeners over the proverbial head with this and I do very much appreciate the fact that ALL of the hidden animal images in the illustration of the dried up water hole are animal species now generally EXTINCT or believed to be thus And whilemessage heavy environmental and ecology themed picture books definitely and importantly do have their place, I think it is equally essential for illustrated children s books withsubtle environmental messages to also be available A truly wonderful counting book, that is actually so much , Graeme Base s The Water Hole is highly recommended it is both multi use and multi generational, a combination of fun and education for everyone (((Epub))) ↠ The Water Hole ↵ 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 theto the woodlands of North America and the deserts of the Australian outback I ve been hearing good things about Australian picture book author artist Graeme Base for some time now, so when Water Hole was chosen as one of our April selections in the Picture Book Club to which I belong, I was quite excited to sample his work This beautifully illustrated counting book follows a series of animals, from all parts of the globe, as they come to the same watering hole to drink A rhinoceros from Africa, two tigers from India, three toucans from South America, four snow leopard I ve been hearing good things about Australian picture book author artist Graeme Base for some time now, so when Water Hole was chosen as one of our April selections in the Picture Book Club to which I belong, I was quite excited to sample his work This beautifully illustrated counting book follows a series of animals, from all parts of the globe, as they come to the same watering hole to drink A rhinoceros from Africa, two tigers from India, three toucans from South America, four snow leopards from the Himalayas, five moose from North America, and five other sets of creatures, all appear at the shrinking water hole, until the day there is nothing left Is this the end of the story, or will the water return This would be an excellent book to use to introduce the concept of rainy and dry seasons to younger children Of course, the animals depicted don t all come from the same type of ecosystem, and many of them would never meet up in the wild, but the fantasy element allows Base to tie them all together, and to highlight the fact that all life is dependent upon water The illustrations are eye poppingly gorgeous, making thisthan just a fun counting book I imagine that children will enjoy poring over the artwork, finding and identifying all the animals in the paintings each page has a little guide along the borders Definitely one that young animal lovers will want to check out Sumptuous illustrations as Base introduces children to animals from every continent who gather around a waterhole. As 1, 2, etc up to 10 animals come to the water hole, it gets smaller and smaller, with cool cut out pages for the water hole Then, with rain, the water hole gets bigger again, and the final page shows all the animals when they return to it At the end of the book the numbers 1 through 10 are again listed with the natural location of each animal in the book by continent, country, region, or habitat Each of the book s pages shows different animals in different parts of the world.I especially As 1, 2, etc up to 10 animals come to the water hole, it gets smaller and smaller, with cool cut out pages for the water hole Then, with rain, the water hole gets bigger again, and the final page shows all the animals when they return to it At the end of the book the numbers 1 through 10 are again listed with the natural location of each animal in the book by continent, country, region, or habitat Each of the book s pages shows different animals in different parts of the world.I especially liked the paintings of the snow leopards, the raindrop, and the final and very busy page But every page has so much to view and think about.I recommend pairing up this book with Base s amazing alphabet book Animalia for a fun way to learn about both counting and the alphabet, and they re gorgeous books to peruse even for readers who know all the information.I particularly like the how this book makes clear how precious our water resources are, and there s room for much discussion and further reading on that subject Nice way to introduce young ones to the rainy season dry season aspect of nature and also to emphasize the importance of water my husband works with water resources and this is really one of the areas of our environment that is underappreciated We are facing a major water crisis in the future if something doesn t happen to fix it Children will enjoy the little cut out watering hole on each page, getting smaller and smaller as you flip the pages The animal illustrations are realistic and i Nice way to introduce young ones to the rainy season dry season aspect of nature and also to emphasize the importance of water my husband works with water resources and this is really one of the areas of our environment that is underappreciated We are facing a major water crisis in the future if something doesn t happen to fix it Children will enjoy the little cut out watering hole on each page, getting smaller and smaller as you flip the pages The animal illustrations are realistic and interesting The Water Hole is a gorgeous counting book Each page shows a number of animals drinking at the water hole, starting with one rhino and ending with ten kangaroos Then oops The water hole is suddenly dry and the animals go away But rain comes soon and all the animals come back.The elaborately detailed illustrations are just beautiful There is so much detail and so much personality in these images I just loved the whole book This book is great for reinforcing numbers in a classroom, but it al The Water Hole is a gorgeous counting book Each page shows a number of animals drinking at the water hole, starting with one rhino and ending with ten kangaroos Then oops The water hole is suddenly dry and the animals go away But rain comes soon and all the animals come back.The elaborately detailed illustrations are just beautiful There is so much detail and so much personality in these images I just loved the whole book This book is great for reinforcing numbers in a classroom, but it also gives a lesson on wildlife and how they need water and sometimes the water goes away I think it would be a great way to introduce those concepts to younger kids Note this is my counting book selection for the book project It is found on p 73 of the textbook This is a wonderful picture book, as we have come to expect from Graeme Base It s a counting book with animals, but so muchThere are hidden animal pictures on most pages, which are fun to look for,and some are difficult to find And the variety of animals is great, they are grouped together on each page by the region of the world where they live There s even a page of extinct animals, which is a good lesson by itself Overall, a great book to read aloud with children, poring over each p This is a wonderful picture book, as we have come to expect from Graeme Base It s a counting book with animals, but so muchThere are hidden animal pictures on most pages, which are fun to look for,and some are difficult to find And the variety of animals is great, they are grouped together on each page by the region of the world where they live There s even a page of extinct animals, which is a good lesson by itself Overall, a great book to read aloud with children, poring over each page carefully as you go.This story was selected as one of the books for the April 2010 Environmental and Nature Themes reads at the Picture Book Club in the Children s Books Group here at Goodreads Another fun Base book, with dense, rich images that reward careful study. This book, like all of Mr Base s books, are works of art This one is a Counting book But not just any Counting Book Animals from all over the world, come to drink at the Watering Hole Little by little, the Watering Hole, dries up This is a powerful reminder, to all of us, that our world is a fragile ecosystem one we must nurture and care for This illustrations are alive, vibrant, full of mystery adults, as well as children, can get lost in them If I could give this six stars, I would A This book, like all of Mr Base s books, are works of art This one is a Counting book But not just any Counting Book Animals from all over the world, come to drink at the Watering Hole Little by little, the Watering Hole, dries up This is a powerful reminder, to all of us, that our world is a fragile ecosystem one we must nurture and care for This illustrations are alive, vibrant, full of mystery adults, as well as children, can get lost in them If I could give this six stars, I would Art, counting, social awareness, adventure, amazing