> Skip to content

Enter the world of Graeme Base's forest, filled with wild and wonderful animals, Uno's unique family and friends – and the elusive Snortlepig! From the creator of Animalia, The Waterhole and Jungle Drums, here is an illuminating blend of storybook, puzzle book and numbers book.

When Uno arrives in the forest one beautiful day, there are many fascinating and extraordinary animals there to greet him. And one entirely unexceptional Snortlepig.

Uno loves the forest so much, he decides to live there. But, in time, a little village grows up around his house. Then a town, then a city . . . and soon Uno realises that the animals and plants have begun to disappear . . .

From the creator of the international bestsellers Animalia, The Waterhole and Jungle Drums, here is an illuminating blend of storybook, puzzle book and numbers book - a moving and timely tale about how we all unknowingly affect the environment around us, just by being there, and how we can always learn from our mistakes and find ways of doing things better.

Join Graeme Base in this beautifully illustrated, funny and moving story about environment, ecology, and human's ability to affect the world around them - for better and for worse - and learn basic maths concepts along the way, as Uno learns that it's all a question of balance.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    July 24, 2013

    Picture Puffin

    36 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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
The Jewel Fish of Karnak
The Legend of the Golden Snail
The Waterhole Board Book
Jungle Drums
The Sign of the Seahorse
The Waterhole
My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch


Rosie's Walk
Where The Wild Things Are
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
Why I Love Footy
LGB The Princess And The Pea
No One Likes a Fart
Where Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar?
LGB The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
LGB Home For A Bunny
LGB The Bunny Book
LGB I Am A Bunny
Koala Lou
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
Malala's Magic Pencil
LGB The Little Red Hen
LGB Where Do Giggles Come From
The Pink Hat
LGB The Poky Little Puppy
LGB I'm A T. Rex!