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Little Ngiri is the smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different. When Old Nyumbu the Wilderbeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true. But all the animals of the jungle are in for a BIG surprise as Ngiri's wish is granted in a most unexpected way.

Jungle Drums is a gloriously illustrated storybook, with a fun puzzle element, set in the African jungle.

Graeme Base, the creator of the international bestsellers Animalia and The Waterhole, brings us a magical and joyous fable that children will enjoy reading again and again.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143500964

    March 6, 2006

    Picture Puffin

    40 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
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    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2005
    Shortlisted
    Picture Story Books
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2007
    Shortlisted
    Picture Story Books
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2008
    Shortlisted
    Picture Story Books
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Winner
    Picture Story Books
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Shortlisted
    Picture Books

Also by Graeme Base

Amazing Monster Detectoscope
Little Elephants
Graeme Base HB bindup
Eye to Eye
Uno's Garden Counting Book
The Last King of Angkor Wat
My First Animalia
Uno's Garden
The Jewel Fish of Karnak
The Legend of the Golden Snail
Enigma
The Waterhole Board Book
The Sign of the Seahorse
The Waterhole
My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch

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