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  • Published: 6 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143500964
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $19.99

Jungle Drums


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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.

  • Pub date: 6 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143500964
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Graeme Base

Graeme Base is one of the world’s leading creators of picture books. Animalia received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986 and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales of over three million copies.

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, The Waterhole, Jungle Drums, Uno’s Garden, Enigma, The Legend of the Golden Snail, The Jewel Fish of Karnak, Little Elephants, The Last King of Angkor Wat, the Little Bug Books, Eye to Eye and The Amazing Monster Detectoscope. Graeme lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his artist wife, Robyn.

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Awards & Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2005 • Picture Story Books

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2007 • Picture Story Books

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2008 • Picture Story Books

  • COOL Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2009 • Picture Story Books

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2009 • Picture Books


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