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The Waterhole – An Interactive Picture Book

The Water Hole - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Wild and exotic animals trample through the pages of Graeme Base’s The Waterhole. Only one thing keeps the inevitable chaos under control: the local waterhole.

The Waterhole gives us a front-row seat on an expedition to ten ecosystems and an exploration of the animals that call these beautiful places home.

Pandas, tortoises, herds of moose, and so much more are just barely contained within the pages of this book.

In this magnificent work of art, brilliant author and artist Graeme Base creates a masterpiece that is, all at once, a simple counting book, a crash course in water cycles, an advanced version of “I Spy,” and an interactive storybook.

This book is wild!

At The Waterhole…

The Waterhole - A Rhyming Picture Book Review from All About Reading

The author has taken some creative liberties with the dialogue, so your little ones will love the conversations that take place around this jungle watering hole. They may even want to join the chatter!

The Waterhole - A Rhyming Picture Book Review from All About Reading

But beyond the animal dialogue, every page has underlying mysteries to discover.

The Waterhole - A Rhyming Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Can you find the hidden lion in the African plain above? What about the chimpanzee and the leopard? Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you’ll find that there’s even more to explore in this amazing book.

Check out more of my favorite Interactive Picture Books!

Have you discovered an interactive picture book that you love to read? Please tell me about it in the comments below.

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Shannon S

says:

That book is adorable, my granddaughter will love it.

Wendi S

says:

I’ll have to see of our library has this one…we have read some others by this same author and we really enjoyed them.

Learner

says:

this book looks great! I love the animal hidden picture books from Usbourne which have a similar feel. I also enjoy books, like Berlioz by Jan Brett or other Brett books, which have a certain build to the story because when reading multiple times you can let the listeners anticipate or remember parts of the story and retell them; also the artwork is exceptional with the Brett stuff.

Shirley South

says:

I love the illustrations.

Katrina Hill

says:

Great!

elizabeth thibodeaux

says:

book looks very interesting.

Melissa Ginest

says:

I am loving the looks of this program. I can’t wait to try it with my 1st grader!

Amy

says:

Beautiful!!! Will be checking this out at our library!!!!

Marie Rippel

says: Customer Service

I hope you love it, Amy! :)

AkMom

says:

Beautiful!
Will be checking it out from the library.

Christine Fehr

says:

We were given this book a couple of years ago. It is a real gem. My girls love finding the hidden animals and the dialogue is great. It also gives the kids a view of how important water is. Glad to see you are giving it a good review.

Jenny

says:

I just recently discovered “Is There a Dog in This Book”? It’s a funny flap book.

Marie Rippel

says: Customer Service

Ooh, thanks for the recommendation, Jenny! I will check it out!

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