Free ↠ The Water Hole By Graeme Base – Sigilo.us

Free ↠ The Water Hole  By Graeme Base – Sigilo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • The Water Hole
  • Graeme Base
  • English
  • 11 March 2017
  • 0810945681

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

Graeme Rowland Base is a successful Australian author and artist of picture books that have been sold internationally He is perhaps best known for his second book, Animalia published in 1986, and third book The Eleventh Hour which was released in 1989.He was born in England but moved to Australia with his family at the age of eight and has lived there ever since He attended Box Hill High School Graeme Rowland Base is a successful Australian author and artist of picture books that have been sold internationally He is perhaps best known for his second book, Animalia published in 1986, and third book The Eleventh Hour which was released in 1989.He was born in England but moved to Australia with his family at the age of eight and has lived there ever since He attended Box Hill High School and Melbourne High School in Melbourne, and then studied a Diploma of Art Graphic Design for three years at Swinburne University of Technology at Prahran.He worked in advertising for two years and then began illustrating children s books, gradually moving to authoring them as well.Graeme resides in Melbourne with his wife Robyn and has three children.Winner of the Dromkeen Medal 1998

10 thoughts on “The Water Hole

  1. says:

    For me and likely for many , the absolute star of Graeme Base s deceptively simple counting book that is to say that the text itself is straight forward and simple , are the puzzles the I spy animals hidden in the intricate and detailed illustrations It not only trains children in a fun type of game how to recognise patterns and the like, it also might just give them a chance to shine, to be better than their parents children are actually often better than many adults at these types of p For me and likely for many , the absolute star of Graeme Base s deceptively simple counting book that is to say that the text itself is straight forward and simple , are the puzzles the I spy animals hidden in the intricate and detailed illustrations It not only trains children in a fun type of game how to recognise patterns and the like, it also might just give them a chance to shine, to be better than their parents 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 as well That being all said, I do rather wish that Graeme Base had addedendangered and or extinct animals in some of the illustrations The picture, the illustation spread featuring hidden animals of Europe, for example, would have been bothpoignant,thought provoking and interesting 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 actually, 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 especially is present, it exists without hitting readers or listeners over the head with it and I do appreciate the fact that ALL of the hidden animal images in the picture of the dried up water hole are animal species now generally EXTINCT or believed to be this Whilemessage heavy environmental and ecology themed picture books definitely 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

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    Graeme Base illustrates animals that are so real they seem to be alive on the page Love his work and this book follows suit.The Water Hole is for the most part, a counting book 1 rhino visits the water hole, then 2 tigers, and so forth until all the jungle animals from all over world have consumed all the waterbut the story doesn t end there The counting theme ends and Base focuses on the jungle s cycle of drought and flood You could easily tie this book into a science unit or lesson on s Graeme Base illustrates animals that are so real they seem to be alive on the page Love his work and this book follows suit.The Water Hole is for the most part, a counting book 1 rhino visits the water hole, then 2 tigers, and so forth until all the jungle animals from all over world have consumed all the waterbut the story doesn t end there The counting theme ends and Base focuses on the jungle s cycle of drought and flood You could easily tie this book into a science unit or lesson on seasons, animals, or patterns of water

  7. says:

    When I glanced through this book at the library, I was confused because various animals from different countries were drinking from the same water hole Pandas Moose Tigers But as I looked at itI realized that each illustration represents a different part of the world For example Africa, India, Himalayas, North America, Rivers and Streams, Europe, China, South America, Galapagos Island, and Australia The locations are revealed at the end of the book So very educational

  8. says:

    I could look at this book forever Hidden animals on every page, colorful, realistic illustrations, it s got it all.

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Booklist October 1, 2001 Vol 98, No 3 Ages 3 6 From the creator of Animalia 1986 and The Sign of the Seahorse 1992 comes another beautifully illustrated animal fantasy, this time doubling as counting exercises Down at the secret water hole the animals all come, the text begins, and on each spread, animals from an international roundup gather to take a drink one rhino, two tigers, and so on, until, by ten kangaroos, the water has run dry Luckily, the rains come, bringing everyone t Booklist October 1, 2001 Vol 98, No 3 Ages 3 6 From the creator of Animalia 1986 and The Sign of the Seahorse 1992 comes another beautifully illustrated animal fantasy, this time doubling as counting exercises Down at the secret water hole the animals all come, the text begins, and on each spread, animals from an international roundup gather to take a drink one rhino, two tigers, and so on, until, by ten kangaroos, the water has run dry Luckily, the rains come, bringing everyone together There s so much to look at here lush vegetation lively, detailed animal characters cutouts that represent the shrinking water supply Sly humor, sometimes geared towards adults, comes in quotes from the animals first, as they sound to humans ark, ark Arrrk then revealing what s actually being said It s party time, fellas Drink up The story is slim, but the ideas are powerful life s dependence on water the concept of limited resources and children will savor the gorgeous, animal packed spreads.Horn Book Spring, 2002 One rhino, two tigers, and other animals up to ten kangaroos come to drink from a water hole, a die cut hole that shrinks through successive pages Why are animals on different continents shown drinking from the same water hole Why is the water hole shrinking Don t ask just enjoy searching the detailed paintings for hidden animal images and a family of sartorially savvy frogs.Kirkus Reviews September 15, 2001 After the comic futuristic chronicle The Worst Band in the Universe 1999 , Base returns to his Animalia 1987 roots 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 Along with a superfluous die cut hole, the artist adds a similarly shrinking crew of increasingly concerned looking tropical frogs some clad in bathing suits or pearls to each spread, plus animal forms concealed within patterns of bark, rock, and foliage for the sharp of eye to pick out It all makes an absorbing visual feast, and the ominous ecological theme is optimistically capped by a rainfall that restores the waterhole, bringing back many of the animals for a grand finale This eye filling, not altogether earnest counting book consciousness raiser will draw an unusually wide, and wide eyed, audience Picture book 4 9 Library Talk March April 2002 Touted as a counting, puzzle, story, and art book with an ecological message, Base s large format book will appeal to children primarily for its ingenious visuals Readers will be intrigued by the concentric, die cut rings of the water hole, which get progressively smaller until it is all dried up Cryptic text counts the animals as they come to drink and notes their disappearance from the shrinking water hole and their return after a replenishing rainstorm Readers may scratch their heads at animals from disparate environments gathering around the water hole at the story s end They will also look past the counting and the environmental lesson as they take up Base s challenge to find the animals concealed in each meticulously rendered wildlife scene Additional Selection Jan Aldrich Solow, Library Media Specialist, Lt Eleazar Davis Elementary School, Bedford, MassachusettsPublishers Weekly October 22, 2001 Readers will findto see the longer they linger over the enticing pages of Base s Animalia latest innovative effort Successive spreads introduce a growing number of animals from one rhino to 10 kangaroos at a water hole which, as viewed through die cut ovals of progressively decreasing size, becomes smaller with each turn of the page Though the minimal, somewhat quirky text makes no reference to the locale depicted in each mixed media painting, images in the background of the various landscapes help pinpoint the country or continent in focus e.g., Mount Rush is visible through the trees that flank five North American moose lapping up water and the Great Wall of China looms behind seven thirsty pandas Borders at the top and bottom of each spread feature silhouettes of 10 animals indigenous to the spotlighted locale In the accompanying illustration, Base cleverly conceals renderings of these creatures, subtly working them into the vegetation and sometimes into the remarkably lifelike images of the featured animals themselves Keeping these creatures company and adding a dose of whimsy to the visuals is a cast of diminutive frogs, bedecked in pearls, knit caps and shirts Though the animals disappear when the water hole dries up, rain eventually falls and the earth springs back to life Base s final panorama reveals all the species gathered peacefully at one much larger water hole, bringing his story to a hopeful close Ages 4 8 Oct Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.Publishers Weekly October 11, 2004 Successive spreads introduce a growing number of animals at a water hole that, as viewed through die cut ovals, becomes smaller with each turn of the page Readers will findto see the longer they linger over these enticing pages, wrote PW Ages 4 up Oct Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.School Library Journal December 1, 2001 Gr 3 Up Come to the water hole and immerse yourself in an extravagant experience The offering from a master of visual delight is at once a counting book, a zoological tour, and a fascinating hidden picture challenge As 10 different animals from 10 different countries come to quench their thirst, a metaphorical water hole diminishes until it dries up completely and the visitors leave Then the cycle begins again with a single drop of water, a torrent of rain, and a luxuriant new watering hole that draws all of the creatures back again With a quarter page of simple counting text and three quarters page of sumptuous watercolor and gouache, the story unfolds on many levels The water hole itself is a concentric cutout oval that shrinks from page to page There are silhouettes in the borders of the creatures indigenous to each country and those same animals are hidden in the dense background A comic note is added with 10 frogs, some wearing clothes, whose numbers also decrease as the water dries up While some children may miss the illustrative subtleties indicating that each water hole is actually in a different part of the world, this numerical and ecological companion to Animalia Abrams, 1987 is a visual treat Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information 0892725125 BLOXAM, Frances Antlers Forever illus by Jim Sollers unpaged Down East 2001 Tr 15.95 ISBN 0 89272 512 5 LC 2001087832

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