The Water Hole

10 best books like The Water Hole (Graeme Base): Wombat Stew, Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Living Color, One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin, Museum ABC, Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness, Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, Imagine a Day, One World, One Day, There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake

AuthorMarcia K. Vaughan
When I was in the book store very recently, I saw this book on the sale table and nostalgia just brimmed out of me. I showed it to my fiance and surprisingly he had never heard of the book. It's fantastic!! I NEED to go back and get it! It's just brilliant!

The story, moral, catchy rhyme and beautiful...
Where the Forest Meets the Sea
AuthorJeannie Baker
“My father says there has been a forest here for over a hundred million years,” Jeannie Baker's young protagonist tells us, and we follow him on a visit to this tropical rain forest in North Queensland, Australia.

We walk with him among the ancient trees as he pretends it is a time long ago,...
AuthorSteve Jenkins
Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink—animals can be startlingly colorful. Why are they found in so many shades, tints, and hues? From the scarlet ibis to the blue-tongued skink, award-winning author/illustrator Steve Jenkins depicts a whole world of colorful animals in his signature...
AuthorKathryn Lasky
A lively text and captivating images tell the story of the ever-curious boy who grew up to make one of the most significant discoveries of our time.

From the time Charles Darwin was a boy, he was happiest when he was out alone collecting specimens (especially beetles). And despite his father's...
AuthorMetropolitan Museum of Art
Museum ABC introduces more than one hundred works art--using the alphabet!

This unique alphabet book features four works of art from different cultures and periods for each letter of the alphabet. Simple words matched with intriguing illustrations provide an opportunity for endless exploration....
AuthorLynley Dodd
Hairy Maclary is a scruffy dog from Donaldson's Dairy. He desperately wants to check out the Riverside Cat Club Annual Show. Using his stealth skills, he manages to sneak into the dazzling world of cats.

Little did Hairy know that his visit would create kitty chaos. Humans scramble to catch...
AuthorAaron Blabey
A delightfully uplifting tale about self-belief, courage, and—above all—the power of friendship. Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley are the best of friends. But they are different in almost every way: Pearl loves solving mysteries and moves rather fast in the world, and Charlie likes taking leisurely...
AuthorSarah L. Thomson
Imagine a day when your swing swings you higher than the highest treetops. Imagine a day when you can ride your bike up a path of falling leaves into the very tree they are falling from. Imagine a day when you release a handful of blue balloons into a cloudy, gray sky to create a postcard-perfect day. Imagine...
AuthorBarbara Kerley
One World, One Day uses exquisite, moving photographs and Barbara Kerley’s poetic text to convey a simple yet profound concept: we are one global family. This is a sophisticated concept book, presented as an elegant picture book with contributions from top international photographers.

AuthorHazel Edwards
'My daddy says there's a hole in our roof. I know why there's a hole. There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake.'

The cake-eating hippo is ageless. This classic story about one of the largest and most famous imaginary friends has been delighting children around the world for almost 40 years....
AuthorJackie French
From the award-winning duo of Diary of a Wombat comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you'll never forget.

Josephine is a kangaroo - who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop - but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through...
AuthorAlison Lester
This isn't so much a story as a series of imaginative scenarios: children playing, creating worlds in their collective imaginations, turning bunk beds into tents and fishbowls into the ocean. The corresponding text consists of a beautifully-worded, poetic ode to the scene they've created through...
Beetle Bop
AuthorDenise Fleming
They crawl up walls, they hide in cracks, they flip, they fly, and sometimes . . . crrrash. Beetles come in all shapes and sizes, and they are everywhere in this thoroughly buggy, beautifully designed book.

There are striped beetles, spotted beetles, all-over-dotted beetles--and don't forget...
Edward the Emu
AuthorSheena Knowles
"If you buy one book for sheer fun, there's no question it should be this one." —San Diego Union Tribune

Tired of his life as an emu, Edward decides to try being something else for a change. He tries swimming with the seals, he spends a day lounging with the lions, and even slithers with the snakes....
Who Sank the Boat?
AuthorPamela Allen
A charmingly funny read-aloud that asks an important question: "Who sank the boat?"

Beside the sea, there once lived a cow, a donkey, a sheep, a pig, and a tiny little mouse. They were good friends, and one warm, sunny morning, for no particular reason, they decided to go for a row in the bay. Do...
Koala Lou
AuthorMem Fox
Oh, Mem Fox. I'm really not sure about the message this book sends to children. I *think* it is supposed to be that trying is more important than succeeding and that your parents will love you even if you fail. What it actually says is that working mothers ignore and neglect their children and that the only...
The Very Cranky Bear
AuthorNick Bland
Zebra, Moose, Lion, and Sheep are all trying to get out of the rain and find a warm place to play. They locate a cave, which seems perfect, though they fail to check for any other inhabitants. In the shadows, lurks a very cranky bear. Back in the rain, the first three animals are sure they can solve this crankiness...
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