The Water Hole is a beautiful conglomeration of many different kinds of books. Combined between the covers are a counting book, a geography book, a book about seasonal water cycles, and a book with gorgeous illustrations of animals from around the world. In this story, animals gather at an ever-shrinking water hole (the water hole itself is a cut-out) to quench their thirst. The number of animals goes from one to 10, until all of the water is gone. Luckily, rain is on its way to replenish the hole and take care of the animals’ need for hydration.
Base draws water holes in Africa, India, South America, the Himalayas, North America, China, Europe, the Galapagos Islands, and Australia throughout the book. Children will love the counting, cut-out, and animal noises, while adults can appreciate the parenthetical comments following each animal sound.
“Eight Ladybuds meeting by the water hole.
(So in conclusion, ladies and gentlebugs, I propose we establish a sub-committee to report on the water level crisis before the end of the fiscal year. All in favor say bzui.)’”
Check out this book for a colorful and creative take on the animal kingdom!
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